Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United need to sign a younger version of Edinson Cavani in order to win the Premier League.
Cavani has scored five goals for the Red Devils since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer. The Uruguayan has also drawn praise for excellent work off the ball and for giving United a focal point in attack.
But Cavani is 33 and his most productive years are arguably behind him, meaning he cannot be expected to bear the burden of being the club’s primary goalscorer.
Carragher is unconvinced Anthony Martial is cut out for the job either, leaving him in no doubt United need to bring in a new striker.
The former England defender told Sky Sports : “That is one thing, we’re talking about United winning the league and you think well what are they lacking?
“They’re almost lacking a young Cavani. I don’t think Martial will ever be that mainstay of a striker, Cavani’s been a great player.
“He’s still done really well since he’s come to United but that’s one area I think they can certainly improve in.”
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United put a miserable start to the season behind them to rise from 15th in the Premier League table to first with a 13-game unbeaten run.
But recent performances have not been up to scratch and the Red Devils have taken just one point from their fixtures with Sheffield United and Arsenal.
Cavani failed to break the deadlock despite being presented with good chances during the 0-0 draw with the Gunners.
His competition for the centre-forward berth, Anthony Martial, dropped to the bench for the trip to the Emirates after a quiet showing in the 2-1 home defeat by Sheffield United.
Martial has found the back of the net just twice in 17 Premier League appearances this season, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sure the goals will soon start flowing for the Frenchman.
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