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Rashford hailed Cavani after facing Leicester City-'He's a top player'

Sun 27 December 2020 | 12:04

Edinson Cavani is a "top player", as per Marcus Rashford, who after the game against Leicester City, said the seasoned forward gives Manchester United "another dimension"

Cavani

has swiftly got used to life in Manchester since joining United on a free exchange on October 5. 

The former PSG striker, who finished the paperwork for the Red Devils on a one-season contract with the choice of a subsequent year, has found the net four times in his initial 13 games across all rivalries in spite of being basically utilized as a substitute. 

The 33-year-old Uruguayan provided his first assist for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team after he got subbed into the pitch in a 2-2 stalemate at

Leicester City

on Saturday, he aided Bruno Fernandes to score following a skillful move in midfield. 

Rashford additionally scored and Man Utd lessened the gap with the

Premier League

leader Liverpool to four points in the table and saved unique recognition for Cavani after the game. 

“He's a top player, he has lots of qualities and I think he gives us another dimension that's different to what we already have in the team,” said the 23-year-old.

“It's good to play with him and to see him scoring and assisting is important for any forward and we need to keep up between us what we've been doing.

“For that goal, it was all the way from back, I think it was Eric [Bailly] who stepped up and played a good ball through the lines.

“It was a great turn from Edinson and he drove at Jonny [Evans] who then he had a decision to make, whether to step out to him or stay back and let him shoot. Edinson played a nice pass and it was a good goal, but to concede and to throw it away is difficult to take.

“It feels like a loss in the changing room. I think we deserved to win the game and we had the chances to win the game, but we didn't quite get over the line. Now we just need to recover and go again in the next one.”

Rashford's first-half strike denoted his 50th goal for the Red Devils, yet he was likewise blameworthy of missing a free header from three yards out and a one-on-one at East Midlands.

“It could be more. I don't really like to look back, I just look forward and see where I can improve,” he added. “When you miss a chance it's about the next one and thankfully it came not too long after and I managed to put it away. As a striker, you're not going to score every time, but it's important not to miss every time.

“If we score two goals in a game I think we expect to win it. It's difficult to take, but we move on to the next one now.”

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