Patrice Evra reckons that Edinson Cavani could prove a more important signing for Manchester United than Jadon Sancho would have.
The former left-back featured on Sky Sports yesterday for the boring goalless draw against Chelsea and was quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Evra praised Cavani after his first appearance in a United shirt, although it was short-lived and the game finished as a disappointing 0-0 draw.
He thinks the Uruguayan brings character and leadership which is currently lacking at United.
“We need men, we need character, that’s why, people may not agree with Edinson Cavani, but for me he’s a great signing,” Evra said.
“This team needs men, they need character. You can see when he came on, first touch, he was sharp.
“I know some people would have preferred Jadon Sancho but Cavani is what I’m talking about. People come with no fear.”
Speaking of Sancho, the Borussia Dortmund winger played a key role in their big 3-0 win over Schalke on Saturday, assisting Erling Haaland for a beautiful goal as seen below (footage courtesy of Bundesliga):
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I don’t think it will take Cavani long to find the back of the net either. He came very close against Chelsea.