Ryan Giggs has backed Edinson Cavani to bring different attributes to Manchester United’s attack and hopes he can improve his new team-mates in the same way Bruno Fernandes has.
United legend Giggs has seen how good the former Paris Saint-Germain striker can be during his time as Wales manager – Cavani scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over his side in 2018.
While he expects deadline day signing Cavani to be a bit ‘rusty’ after not playing much in his final season in Paris, he thinks he will be a ‘proper centre forward who can lead the line’ in a way that the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford can’t.
And he is hopeful that his mere presence will drag his team-mates to an even higher level.
‘I faced Cavani in my second game for Wales and he was better than Suarez in the game,’ Giggs told Webby & O’Neill.
‘I didn’t think he was that good, he was a real handful.
‘Now, he hasn’t played for a long time, so he might be a bit rusty.
‘But what you’re getting is a centre forward which I think a lot of fans have been crying out for, a proper centre forward who can lead the line.
‘I’m hoping just like Bruno has, he’ll make the players around him better.’