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Anthony Martial responds to Edinson Cavani arrival amid Man Utd

FOOTBALL By Mirror | October 28th 2020
Former PSG's Edinson Cavani, now at Man United, is the club's record goalscorer with 200 goals (left), Anthony Martial (right) [Courtesy]

Anthony Martial believes the signing of Edinson Cavani will help Manchester United's pursuit of silverware this season.

The veteran striker, who left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer following the expiration of his contract at the Parc des Princes, joined the Red Devils on a free transfer earlier this month.

Cavani's arrival at Old Trafford has brought some much-needed experience to Manchester United's attacking unit.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to acquire the Uruguay international's services raised plenty of eyebrows, with many wondering why the Norwegian has opted to take a punt on the 33-year-old.

Martial has no such reservations over the signing of the former Napoli man, which he reckons is a "positive" for the team.

“He’s a really great player, he’s proved exactly that all the way through his career, and I hope that he’ll manage to help us out,” the Frenchman told Manchester United's official website.

"When one player is rested, it will allow us to ensure that there is no drop-off in quality whatsoever. That’s especially important for the team.”

Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Manchester United - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - January 19, 2020. Manchester United's Anthony Martial in action with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold. [REUTERS/Phil Noble]

Martial's comments on the arrival of Cavani come amid a drought in front of goal for the 24-yar-old, who has failed to find the back of the net in four appearances this season.

Cavani is likely to spearhead United's attack, which Martial did to great effect last season, alongside Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

Martial's woes in front of goal this season recently prompted criticism from Red Devils legend Paul Scholes, who told Stadium Astro: "These forwards are exceptionally talented lads. We all know that.

"The problem with United’s forwards is that none of them is an actual centre-forward.

"Martial almost conned us into thinking he was one at the end of last season because he scored so many goals and was quite good.

Manchester United will be back in action on Wednesday night, welcoming RB Leipzig to Old Trafford for their second Champions League Group H match.

Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Manchester United - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - October 17, 2020. Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is fouled in the penalty area. [Pool via REUTERS/Stu Forster]
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