Giggs tips ‘handful’ Cavani to make a positive impact at Man Utd

Ryan Giggs has backed Edinson Cavani to make a positive impact at Manchester United following his arrival in the Premier League this summer.

Cavani was the marquee addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on a busy final day of the transfer window, arriving on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the expiry of his contract earlier this year.

The Uruguay international moves to Old Trafford with a huge reputation and departed the Parisian-outfit as their all-time record goalscorer, with only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo having scored more goals in Europe’s top five leagues since Cavani’s debut.

He signs following an injury-fit final season in France that delivered just four league goals, however, with Solskjaer suggesting the summer signing will be eased into action.

Giggs believes the 33-year-old forward can still make a huge impact in English football despite entering the latter stages of his career, describing Cavani as a ‘real handful’ and insisting he can provide the attacking focal point United have lacked.

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“I faced Cavani in my second game for Wales and he was better than Luis Suarez in the game. I didn’t think he was that good,” the Wales boss told the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel.

“He was a real handful. He hasn’t played for a long time so he might be a little bit rusty. But what you’re getting; you’re getting a centre forward which I think a lot of fans have been crying out for.

“A proper centre forward who can lead the line. We have Marcus [Rashford], Martial who is half a winger, half a centre-forward. Cavani is a forward, a target man.

“He’s got the experience. I’m hoping, just like Bruno has, he will make the players around him even better.”

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