Top football writer suggests Man United may look to use Edinson Cavani as super-sub

A top football writer (no, not me, a different one) has suggested that Manchester United may consider using new-signing Edinson Cavani as an impact super-sub as opposed to an outright starter, week in, week out.

Football writer Ryan Taylor, who works for Express, has suggested that United’s number-seven may have to accept a role which includes him frequently being introduced to games off the bench.

Cavani, 33, joined United in the summer on a free transfer after the elite striker’s contract with former club Paris-Saint Germain expired earlier in the year, the deal was confirmed on

Having already featured in five matches for his new side, the South American marksman opened his United account during the Reds’ 3-1 victory over Everton last weekend.

Taylor believes the impact Cavani had on the weekend against the Toffees could be a role United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to use the striker in more often.

United aren’t blessed with a host of striking options with the club’s only real strikers prior to Cavani’s arrival being Anthony Martial and teenager Mason Greenwood, although Greenwood is often tasked with filling in on the right-wing.

However, Taylor believes Cavani could be a much more useful squad addition if the club looked to unleash him from the bench.

Do you think Cavani is better as a starter or an impact sub? – Let us know in the comments.

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