Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United’s deadline day signing Edinson Cavani can be a ‘massive player’ for the club this season.
Cavani, 33, was announced as one of four signings on a hectic final day of the transfer window and his arrival has received mixed reactions in the fanbase.
The veteran Uruguayan forward boasts a goal record that can be matched by very few elite strikers over the past decade but there are concerns over his long-term suitability at Old Trafford.
Rashford is excited about linking up with his new teammate and stressed the importance of having a strong squad to be able to compete for the biggest honours.
“As a forward line (Cavani’s arrival) is something to look forward to,” he told Sky Sports.
“Hopefully he comes in and scores goals, because he can definitely help us win games and points.
“He can be a massive player for us this season.
“To win two or three trophies in a season you need a squad, it’s not possible if you don’t have people who can score goals one week and the next week, it’s just not possible without three or four forwards in a team.
“Growing up, United always had four or five forwards who could score goals at any time.
“The closer we get to that, the more strength we’ll have.”
Rashford will have to wait to play alongside Cavani as he is unavailable for Saturday evening’s trip to face Newcastle because he is self-isolating.
But Cavani could make his debut against his old club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday if he is fully fit.
Solskjaer will have to get creative with his attacking selection at St James’ Park with preferred centre-forwards Cavani and Anthony Martial not involved.