The Uruguayan international had a crucial role in leading his team to a victory on Sunday. Roy Keane, however, seemed to have one criticism prepared for Cavani’s delay.
Manchester United striker Cavani is widely regarded as the team’s hero for Sunday’s defeat over Southampton but the ex-midfielder complained about his delay in the victory. Cavani replaced Mason Greenwood at half-time as Southampton led the game. He pulled off an impressive performance by helping Bruno Fernandes score the first goal and then scoring a brace himself.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the Uruguay striker for the impact he brought upon the game and his teammate Harry Maguire believes Cavani is the best he’s seen in training. Keane, on the other hand, was not so pleased with the player’s delay as he came out a minute after the second half has started. Evidently, he was changing boots.
"He was slow getting onto the pitch, with them boots," Keane said. “Just as well he did score because how the guy is not prepared and ready to go on is mind-boggling. Obviously, he didn’t need the boots in the end, he scored with two headers.
"He had a great contribution when he came on, with that quality, hunger and desire."
Keane considers the former Paris Saint-Germain star a qualified asset to the team considering his three goals in five substitute appearances.