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Roy Keane can’t resist little pop at ‘mind-boggling’ Edinson Cavani despite Manchester United brace


The Uruguayan had the wrong boots on before coming on at half-time (Pictures: Sky Sports)

Roy Keane could not resist taking a little swipe at Edinson Cavani after the Manchester United frontman came out with the wrong boots on at half-time – even though he scored twice against Southampton.

The Uruguayan was one of two half-time changes made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looked to engineer a fightback at St Mary’s, with the home side having taken a two-goal lead.

But a strike from Bruno Fernandes midway through the second half was followed by two poacher’s headers from super-sub Cavani as United came away with all three points and an excellent, hard-fought win.

Cavani’s two headers secured three points for United at St Mary’s (Picture: Getty)

Cavani made a big impact despite taking a little longer than normal to get on the pitch, having waited on the sidelines for a minute as he put on a different pair of boots with longer studs.

Despite his match-winning brace, Keane was still aghast by Cavani’s inability to be ready to come on at half-time.

‘He was obviously slow getting onto the pitch with them boots. Just as well he did score because how the guy is not prepared and ready to go on… it’s mind-boggling,’ said the former United midfielder on Sky Sports.

‘Obviously he didn’t need the boots in the end, scored with two headers. But great contribution when he came on. He still has that quality and that hunger and desire.’

On Cavani’s performance, he added: ‘It was always a gamble when he came to the club, people were doubting why he didn’t have a club. Did he have the hunger? The desire?

‘We’ve seen clips of him there, and clips in some other games, and you think, “Has he still got it?” and we’ve seen proof of it today.

‘He could turn out to be a huge signing for United. It was a bit of a gamble really, but it’s obviously worked out well today.’


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