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Manchester United New Signing Could Make His Debut Vs Newcastle United: Big Boost For Ole?

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In a recent report, The Daily Star has reported that Manchester United‘s new signing Edinson Cavani could be allowed to make his debut versus Newcastle United when the Premier League resumes after the international break. It is expected that the Uruguayan centre-forward will work his socks off in training so that he can boost his match fitness over the next one and a half weeks before the Red Devils travel to Tyneside to clash heads with the Magpies later this month (via The Daily Star).

Man United will be desperate to bounce back from their humiliating 6-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Hence, this latest development will be quite an encouraging bit of news for anyone associated with the Mancunian outfit ahead of their crucial Premier League clash against Steve Bruce’s men.

Cavani’s Record For Paris Saint-Germain Last Season

Cavani has not played any competitive football for 30 weeks, so he might struggle to perform at top gear when he makes his debut for Man United. The veteran striker netted seven goals and bagged three assists in 22 matches for Paris Saint-Germain in the previous campaign on all fronts.

The 33-year-old even managed to average 2.0 shots, 0.7 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season. He even took care of the ball well when distributing it in the opposition half as he completed 84.2% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

Manchester United's Cavani could make his debut vs Newcastle (Cavani is in action in the picture)
Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (Front) fights for the ball with Lyon’s Brazilian defender Marcal during the French Cup semi-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France, on March 4, 2020. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

What Are The Uruguayan International’s Best Attributes?

Cavani is an experienced goal-getter who has proven his worth as a prolific forward in Italy and France. He is not the quickest of players any more but can still make some composed runs with the ball in and around the opposition penalty box. The 116-time Uruguayan international can put in a tireless shift when leading the line and is still an unforgiving presence in the final third.

However, Cavani’s recent injury history will be a significant cause for concern for Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as there is a real fear that he might be past his best following his long hiatus from competitive football.

Cavani Set To Make His Debut Vs Newcastle: Big Boost For The Red Devils?

At 33, Cavani should still have a couple of good years left in him which Man United will look to capitalise on in the coming seasons. Plus, he could potentially form a productive attacking partnership with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.

If the ex-Napoli attacker can find a way to be fit for this upcoming clash at St. James’ Park, then it will undeniably be a massive boost for the Red Devils and their chances of securing a positive result away from home later this month.

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