Edinson Cavani - 2020/21 Performances

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Giving Caveman Cavani the #7 shirt is the footballing equivalant of "let them eat cake."

Feck these owners, ed and the board.
Caveman? fecking hell it's just a number donned by great Depay, Di Maria, Valencia, Sanchez and Michael fecking Owen.
 

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We should hire the old Napoli announcer too.

 

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Guys, does Cavani have to go through the process of self isolation? Will he be eligible for the Newcastle and Paris games?
 

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All those that are so sure he won’t be fit - what kind of attitude does he have?

Anyone worth their salt can stay fit. Don’t need to play football for that. Lacking match sharpness, sure.
 

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We should hire the old Napoli announcer too.

Man how weird it looks now to have a packed stadium of fans like that creating so much noise.
Really feels like something from a movie now, just doesnt seem real.
 

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Man how weird it looks now to have a packed stadium of fans like that creating so much noise.
Really feels like something from a movie now, just doesnt seem real.
Yeh I found it so jarring watching highlights of Bruno last season. You’d see a few highlights of empty stadiums then boom super full old Trafford and it felt fake.
 

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Found on reddit, 2 year old video
This is a great video. Thanks for sharing. I think he moves in the box far more and better than any of our other strikers and will offer something we are missing.
 

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I presume so, as he is in quarantine
Will be interesting to see if he can make the Newcastle game, I guess if he flew in Sunday 4th (as reported) he'll annoyingly be a day under the 14 day quarantine for Newcastle but back to score a revenge hattrick versus PSG;)
 

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Rio is such a muppet, apparently he contacted Cavani some time in Jan and asked if he would like to play for United. Said he used to do it as a player all time time - according to teamtalk at least
 

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Excited to see him in the United shirt. Mitten talked to Forlan and said Cavani is a top professional - I think we will see a hungry player....just a shame there will be no fans to see him. Think this could turn out to be a really good signing
 

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That pass at 6.44 is very reminiscent of Matic v Brighton last season or Silva at Old Trafford in 2011. I also didn't realise he was capable of a hanging or low cross as well so hopefully Marcus/Tony/Mason can gamble more to get on the end of those a bit more.
 

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Rio is such a muppet, apparently he contacted Cavani some time in Jan and asked if he would like to play for United. Said he used to do it as a player all time time - according to teamtalk at least
Maybe that's how we unofficially tap up players. Unfortunately sounds too clever for us.
 

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Well, well, turns out that Cavani has a rather excellent conversion rate after all. Imagine all those football fans repeating something they read from something someone else said, etc. So much for "needs lots of chances to convert". :smirk:
 

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Well, well, turns out that Cavani has a rather excellent conversion rate after all. Imagine all those football fans repeating something they read from something someone else said, etc. So much for "needs lots of chances to convert". :smirk:
Cavani creates lots of easy chances which is the fruit of his intelligence and ability to find space. My theory about the sitters that I have seen him miss is lucidity, At his best Cavani was a player that would often play from his own box to the opposition's six yard box within the same action, I have always wondered if it didn't affect him sometimes but he is a great finisher and I bet that the people that see him play often aren't surprised when he scores very difficult chances with finesse or power.
 

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Cavani creates lots of easy chances which is the fruit of his intelligence and ability to find space. My theory about the sitters that I have seen him miss is lucidity, At his best Cavani was a player that would often play from his own box to the opposition's six yard box within the same action, I have always wondered if it didn't affect him sometimes but he is a great finisher and I bet that the people that see him play often aren't surprised when he scores very difficult chances with finesse or power.
Appreciate this post!
 

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Cavani creates lots of easy chances which is the fruit of his intelligence and ability to find space. My theory about the sitters that I have seen him miss is lucidity, At his best Cavani was a player that would often play from his own box to the opposition's six yard box within the same action, I have always wondered if it didn't affect him sometimes but he is a great finisher and I bet that the people that see him play often aren't surprised when he scores very difficult chances with finesse or power.
I am looking forward to seeing him play even though it may not be for another three games yet
 

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Just read some article on Athletic, they called this as the worst signing of the summer. Not just them but 90% of the footballing world calls this as the worst transfer. I am kinda positive with this transfer, he can help his countrymen on the other side and form a partnership. I am glad that all of us can use this international break to calm down and just hope for a good restart against Newcastle. I'm just hoping for the best.
 

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Just read some article on Athletic, they called this as the worst signing of the summer. Not just them but 90% of the footballing world calls this as the worst transfer. I am kinda positive with this transfer, he can help his countrymen on the other side and form a partnership. I am glad that all of us can use this international break to calm down and just hope for a good restart against Newcastle. I'm just hoping for the best.
Quite honestly I am glad this is being talked about so negatively by so many people because looking at that interview he really wants to come here and make many people eat their words
 

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The only comparison is they both played for PSG and have long hair.
Really now?
I think Cavani offers something Zlatan doesnt, its so much easier to fit Cavani in seamlessly. Zlatan's style of play but also his personality and no one one ever talks about this but its very difficult to have Zlatan and not build around him. He is just such a dominant personality and everything has to go through him, everyone has to defer to him. When you have Zlatan, you play Zlatan ball. There is no ifs and buts.

They are different players for sure but I'm not exactly sure prime Zlatan was that much better.
When Cavani played as a central striker for PSG he first scored 35 goals in Ligue 1, then 28. Zlatan scored 30 in his first season, then 26, 38 after that and 19 in his last season with PSG.. Sure you can say Zlatan was better but to call Cavani a bum version? Not fair IMO. And well Cavani is PSGs all time leading scorer not Zlatan despite playing two seasons as a right wing. Not bad for a bum version.

I know I would much rather have Cavani than Zlatan now. Heck even the Zlatan version that we had. Cavani is faster, better off the ball, moves better, probably more versatile in so far that you can play different styles with Cavani whereas Zlatan is primarily a target man though he's also a number 10 as well, thats what separates him from everyone. He's a target man number 10 if that makes sense. Thats great, amazing talent but when you have him you only play through him. Cavani is much more of a poacher. Allows for more tactical flexibility

Anyway long story short, Cavani is criminally underrated. Cavani could have played for that Barca team. Zlatan just couldnt. Personally I prefer Cavani while acknowledging that all in all yes Zlatan is better but not by as much as people make it out to be.
 
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I will post this separately and not in the reply above because its pretty telling. Draw your own conlusion but anyway, Cavani has scored 200 goals for Paris while Zlatan has scored 156. Speaks for itself.
Yes Cavani played more games but he also played on the right wing to accommodate Zlatan.

Again, not a bum version. Not at all. And Cavani is criminally underrated.
 
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I will post this separately and not in the reply above because its pretty telling. Draw your own conlusion but anyway, Cavani has scored 200 goals for Paris while Zlatan has scored 156. Speaks for itself.
Yes Cavani played more games but he also played on the right wing to accommodate Zlatan.

Again, not a bum version. Not at all. And Cavani is criminally underrated.
Just the part of him also playing on the right wing makes the CAF more drooling at him already, I'd say.
 

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Well, well, turns out that Cavani has a rather excellent conversion rate after all. Imagine all those football fans repeating something they read from something someone else said, etc. So much for "needs lots of chances to convert". :smirk:
That 'needs lots of chance to convert' sounds more like Zlatan.... Zlatan missed loads of relative easy chances during his United period.
 

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Just read some article on Athletic, they called this as the worst signing of the summer. Not just them but 90% of the footballing world calls this as the worst transfer. I am kinda positive with this transfer, he can help his countrymen on the other side and form a partnership. I am glad that all of us can use this international break to calm down and just hope for a good restart against Newcastle. I'm just hoping for the best.
I will place a bet on Cavani being a good signing. He will at least give us good movement and work ethic but he will also score goals for us I am sure of it.