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Manchester United: Cavani must lead the line for Red Devils vs Brighton

Manchester United could potentially be heading into their clash with Brighton & Hove Albion with an attacking crisis on their hands.

Anthony Martial was injured during the international break with France so is doubtful, whilst Marcus Rashford’s ankle injury saw him withdraw early from England duty.

It could therefore be time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to turn once again to Edinson Cavani.

Would you start Cavani vs Brighton?

Yes, absolutely.

Yes, absolutely.

Definitely not!

Definitely not!

The Uruguayan striker, who has also been suffering from his own problems with injury this season having missed six out of the last eight matches, has had a bright impact for the Red Devils in 2020/21.

After arriving for Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer, he has managed to score seven goals for the club – those being worth as many as six Premier League points to Manchester United. Without him, they would be stuck on 51 points and only just holding onto their position in the top-four.

His influence has also been certainly noticed by his teammates. United skipper Harry Maguire has hailed the striker as a “top, top” player – an assessment that is tough to argue against considering Cavani’s illustrious career.

Despite that, it could be argued that Mason Greenwood would be a better option to lead the line for the Red Devils against Brighton considering the Uruguayan’s injury woes.

However, Cavani would certainly be more capable of finding the net.

According to WhoScored, whilst Greenwood is averaging more shots per game – 1.7 to 1.4 – the 34-year-old is simply more lethal and as a result, could be their game-changer at Old Trafford.

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He has scored 0.33 goals per game in the Premier League, with a goal coming every 4.3 shots. Meanwhile, Greenwood has scored just 0.04 goals per game. His solitary strike has come amongst his 40 attempted efforts so far this season, a poor conversion rate considering the 17 goals he plundered last season.

It all points to Cavani then being the man to be called into the Manchester United attack amidst their injury crisis for his first start in over a month.

Solskjaer must unleash him this evening.

AND in more news, the Red Devils have also been hit with injury problems in defence…

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