Marcus Rashford has praised impact of Edinson Cavani

Marcus Rashford has praised the continuing impact of Edinson Cavani, after the Uruguayan came off the bench on Boxing Day to get involved in another goal for Manchester United.

Since making his United debut two months ago, Cavani has added real extra quality to our attack. After opening his account for the Reds in the away league win over Everton last month, the 33-year-old netted a dramatic, brilliant brace to win us the league game at Southampton, before making the vital breakthrough in our Carabao Cup quarter-final victory on Wednesday night.

Against Leicester City, Cavani joined the proceedings on 75 minutes and it took him just four minutes to put Bruno Fernandes through on goal for United’s second strike of the afternoon.

Rashford, who had netted our first goal at the King Power Stadium, spoke to club media after the 2-2 draw, and reflected on the impact his fellow forward has made since joining.

“He’s a top player, he has lots of qualities and I think he gives us another dimension that’s different to what we already have in the team,” explained Rashford.

“It’s good to play with him and to see him scoring and assisting is important for any forward and we need to keep up between us what we’ve been doing.

“For that goal, it was all the way from back… I think it was Eric [Bailly] who stepped up and played a good ball through the lines.

“It was a great turn from Edinson and he drove at Jonny [Evans] who then he had a decision to make, whether to step out to him or stay back and let him shoot. Edinson played a nice pass and it was a good goal, but to concede and to throw it away is difficult to take.

“It feels like a loss in the changing room. I think we deserved to win the game and we had the chances to win the game, but we didn’t quite get over the line. Now we just need to recover and go again in the next one.

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