His confidence is shot and that affects you the most in front of goal. His overall level has been wank this season and if he doesn’t score his I don’t give a crap attitude stands out so muchWhat was once arguably his biggest attribute has completely disappeared. His finishing has been outright atrocious since Copenhagen last season. Sitter after sitter missed. What the feck has happened to him.
I think Gary was being generous there. Looked to me like he pulled it when he was chasing down the defender.To be fair, he did apparently injure himself while taking the shot. But yeah, he's way off form. Still believe he's a great footballer who's performing poorly at the moment. Wasn't that bad today, though, in my opinion.
But his finishing was always good prior to this season. Him not being United quality(nailed on starter that is) is a debate but his ability to finish was never in doubt before this seasonHalf a season? He's never really been good enough for United to be a starter as a striker. He hardly developed since he joined us. It's much worse than a patch.
It’s not a complaint it’s an observation that our number 9 seems to have completely lost his composure in front of goal. The only reason for the thread is because he used to be so cold one on one. He’s been atrocious at them for 6 months now.We're 3 points clear at the top for the first time in almost a decade.
Please, no complaints tonight.
I don't know where's this idea coming from that Cavani is some super-clinical, Van Nistelrooyesque predator. He's been PROLIFIC throughout his career, sure, but he was always considered a quite wasteful striker. I mean, that 6-1 at Barcelona isn't primarly remembered for his contributions but he could have put that tie to bed multiple times that night.
Tbh, I dont think I would've felt overly confident had Cavani been in the same situation. I just dont think our forwards are on-it this season for whatever reason.
He was scoring more goals than expected basing on chances, one of the best in the League anyway for a few seasons. Last year he was 1st or 2nd (him and Greenwood).I think it's a bit of a myth that he was ever a great finisher. Due to his calm (relaxed) style and body language, he looks extremely composed in front of goal, doesn't smash the ball, always attempts to finesse it in, so when they go in it looks classy as feck and he looks like a great finisher.
Most of the best finishers though, the goals won't always look pretty but they find the back of the net consistently. That's never been the case with Tony.