Dwight Yorke gives verdict on Manchester United signing Edinson Cavani


Yorke gave his thoughts on the signing of Cavani (Picture: Getty)

Dwight Yorke believes Edinson Cavani will prove to be a good signing for Manchester United and is convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options are as good as any team in the Premier League.

Yorke, who won three Premier Leagues, the FA Cup and the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford, thinks Cavani can have a similar impact to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two seasons in Manchester.

While some have questioned whether Cavani’s arrival was necessary with Solskjaer already able to call upon the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood in attacking roles, Yorke is certain that the Uruguay international will further strengthen an already impresssive frontline.

He told Sky Sports: ‘We all kind of link him with Zlatan due to what he’s going to bring and the guidance he can give the younger players, but I feel from an attacking point of view, I’m not worried,

‘I feel like we are up there with the very best – obviously Liverpool and City, now you look at Tottenham’s front three and they’re a threat.

‘I think our front three and probably a front four now with Cavani can be up there with the very best on any given day. It’s a good bit of business for what we need in this present moment of time.’

Solskjaer has Cavani to call upon (Picture: Getty)

Yorke added: ‘What has happened here is that the manager has got a choice.

‘I don’t think that’s been an issue in terms of attacking players that are creative.

‘Certainly at the back of last season, where we were 14 games unbeaten, we probably scored four goals every game on average, so the record throughout the front three has been very impressive.

‘As far as I’m concerned, Ole has got that part of it totally right.

‘I expected those players to kick on, of course. Cavani coming in is always going to add more competition for the players, which is probably needed.’

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