Paul Pogba: “Anthony Martial and Manchester United’s strikers do not have the same quality as Edinson Cavani”


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After his goal against Fulham, Paul Pogba spoke glowingly about Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani and claims that the Uruguayan brings a consistency that none of the team’s other forwards possess.

On Wednesday night, the Red Devils went behind at Craven Cottage but responded through Cavani, who capitalized on an Alphonse Areola mistake to equalize, before Pogba grabbed all three points from outside the box with a brilliant left-foot finish. With Anthony Martial going out wide and Marcus Rashford on the bench, Cavani lined up through the center, and Pogba claims that the former PSG frontman eventually provides the focal point and there is a shortage of United poaching skills.

‘Everyone knows that Edi is a top-class striker, and in the world, there are few such strikers, and we’ve had a chance to have one,’ Pogba told MUTV after the match.

“We know those goals are the toughest. We have talented players who can shoot from outside and stuff-Anthony Martial, Rashy in front, even Mason[Greenwood], but they don’t have this, Edi’s experience and they don’t have Edi’s same consistency as well.

‘So I think we’re going to complete each other with the players we’ve got in front and Edi will clearly show his class the way he did today.

‘Those goals we needed, at the right time, he’s always there at the right time and the right moment to help the team win.’ Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also pleased with the success of Cavani and particularly the scrappy nature of the goal he scored-the kind of poacher’s effort he always wanted to score more from United forwards.

Asked if his form of the target was Cavani’s shot, Solskjaer laughed and responded, ‘What are you saying!?? That I just had the scruffy goals scored!?

‘No, but that’s the objective of a center-forward. To score, you have to be there and that’s what he does. ‘And I think you can see that his movement is unbelievable, amazing if you just watch him if you have a player cam on him.’

‘We just gotta get used to making more use of him. As he gets his header in the second half, what a save from Areola. So it’s great to have different choices upfront.’

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