Darren Bent has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to start Edinson Cavani on a consistent basis at Manchester United.
Cavani couldn’t prove to be the difference-maker in the defeat to former side Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford in midweek, but proved with his inspired cameo against Southampton three days just how important he can be.
The Uruguayan veteran has a goalscoring record that can be matched by few across Europe and could prove vital as Solskjaer’s men enter the vital congested Christmas fixture schedule.
Anthony Martial, meanwhile, has endured a slow start to the campaign that was distributed by a three game ban for a petulant red card against Tottenham.
The Frenchman has just two goals across all competitions this term and operated on the left-flank to accommodate focal point Cavani against PSG.
Former Premier League striker Bent believes Cavani has the ‘world class’ movement Martial is lacking as a centre-forward and therefore must be utilised more for United.
Cavani could start in this evening’s game against West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Listen to Bent discuss United’s striker options below, via TalkSPORT:
🌍 “Cavani has world-class movement”
👀 “Pogba & Fernandes see his runs”
⬆️ “He has got to start!”
Darren Bent believes Edinson Cavani MUST start for #MUFC…
Do you agree? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/puMYC8jMWK
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 4, 2020