Grant praises Edinson Cavani

Mon 15 February 2021 | 16:00

Manchester United’s backup goalkeeper talks about Cavani’s quality and performance.

The Red Devils’

experienced goalkeeper

Lee Grant

has talked about his teammate


saying that he had always loved to be teammates with the Uruguayan.

Grant told United’s ‘Unscripted’ series:

“Edinson is somebody who I’ve always loved to watch, long before he came to United. He was always my No 1 target on Championship Manager back when I had the time (days which are behind me now with four children) and he is a real pleasure to play with.

“As much as it pains me to say as a goalkeeper, it’s a real pleasure to watch him play his trade.

"He has a way with his movement and his first touch of setting things up in such a way that he’s almost guaranteed a goal as an end product because of the position he’s taken up, the run he’s made, the touch he’s given himself. He always gives himself a really high percentage chance to score at the end of that.

“Some of his finishes as a result of training can look so natural, but it’s all down to preparation. He has this uncanny knack of repeating, repeating, repeating, and that’s a real skill in itself, the dedication he has to finish with such care and attention to detail. I think certainly our younger lads are all benefiting from being around somebody who is so meticulous about his work.”

source: SportMob