Manchester United star Edinson Cavani is Premier League’s most impactful substitute this season after starring role in Southampton win
Edinson Cavani is the Premier League’s most feared player from the bench this season.
The Manchester Untied forward was introduced at half-time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were 2-0 down against Southampton on Sunday.
Cavani assisted Bruno Fernandes, who halved the deficit just before the hour mark, before netting a brace to complete a remarkable comeback.
And the 33-year-old’s second goal, a fierce header from a Marcus Rashford cross, came in the 92nd minute.
Since joining on a free transfer from Pairs Saint-Germain in the summer, all of Cavani’s three Premier League goals have come from the bench, having scored in United’s 3-1 win at Everton earlier this month.
United started the second-half with ten men as Cavani took almost a minute to tie his shoelaces on the sidelines.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane found it ‘mind-boggling’, but praised the Uruguay international’s impact.
He told Sky Sports: “How the guy is not prepared to get on is mind-boggling.
“He was slow getting on to the pitch, with those boots.
“Just as well he did score because how the guy is not prepared and ready to go on is mind boggling, obviously he didn’t need the boots in the end, he scored with two headers.
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“He had a great contribution when he came on, with that quality, hunger and desire.
“People were doubting him, he could turn out to be a huge signing. It was a bit of a gamble, but it’s worked out for them today.”