Marcus Rashford

What does Rashford think of Cavani?

Sunday 27 December 2020 08:00

Marcus Rashford has praised the continuing impact of Edinson Cavani, after the Uruguayan came off the bench on Boxing Day to get involved in another goal for Manchester United.

Since making his United debut two months ago, Cavani has added real extra quality to our attack. After opening his account for the Reds in the away league win over Everton last month, the 33-year-old netted a dramatic, brilliant brace to win us the league game at Southampton, before making the vital breakthrough in our Carabao Cup quarter-final victory on Wednesday night.

Against Leicester City, Cavani joined the proceedings on 75 minutes and it took him just four minutes to put Bruno Fernandes through on goal for United's second strike of the afternoon.

Rashford, who had netted our first goal at the King Power Stadium, spoke to club media after the 2-2 draw, and reflected on the impact his fellow forward has made since joining.
Marcus explains Edinson's qualities Video

Marcus explains Edinson's qualities

Rashford expressed admiration for Cavani, but annoyance at the result, after United's 2-2 draw with Leicester...

"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," explained Rashford.

"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.”

Cavani drives at the Leicester defence before setting up Bruno Fernandes for United's second goal.

Rashford struck a fine opener for the Reds, having missed a glorious opportunity in the first couple of minutes of the game. His goal was his 50th in the Premier League and his 80th overall for the club, something he is pleased with, but is fully focused on building on.

“It could be more. I don't really like to look back, I just look forward and see where I can improve,” he insisted.

“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.”