Premier League

United's attack now 'up there' with City and Liverpool, says Yorke

Edinson Cavani was brought in at Old Trafford on deadline day to add some firepower going forward

3:15pm on Friday 9th October 2020
Martin Macdonald

Former Man Utd striker Dwight Yorke believes that the club's attack is now as good as Man City and Liverpool's after the acquisition of Edinson Cavani.

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer naming his primary transfer target as Jadon Sancho, the club eventually settled fo the signing of Cavani on a free transfer after the Uruguayan had left PSG in the summer.

Even at 33-years-old, he remains a prolific goalscorer and is PSG's highest scorer in history.

Yorke believes he'll bring even more firepower to an already impressive United frontline of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Bruno Fernandes.


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“I feel like we are up there with the very best - obviously Liverpool and City, now you look at Tottenham’s front three and they’re a threat," the Champions League winner told Sky Sports.

“I think our front three and probably a front four now with Cavani can be up there with the very best on any given day. It’s a good bit of business for what we need in this present moment of time.”

York also reckons that Cavani could have a similar impact on the team that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had when he joined as a veteran forward a few years ago.

“We all kind of link him with Zlatan due to what he’s going to bring and the guidance he can give the younger players, but I feel from an attacking point of view, I’m not worried,” he suggested.

On deadline day, as well as signing Cavani, Man Utd completed deals for Alex Telles of Porto, and youngsters Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri.

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