Stats that show why Cavani must start over Rashford, Martial and Greenwood in the Man Utd starting line-up against Liverpool


The former PSG and Napoli striker scored the equalizer for the Red Devils during their eventual 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday.

Summer signing Edinson Cavani boasts a much better shot conversion rate than any other Manchester United striker this season, per The U.S. Sun.

Cavani joined the Red Devils on a free transfer this summer after spending seven trophy-laden seasons with Paris Saint-Germain. During his time in France, the 33-year-old helped PSG to six Ligue 1 titles and went on to become the record goalscorer in the club’s history.

Many neutrals respected his achievements at Parc des Princes but pointed to his age to explain why they think Cavani won’t be able to make an impact in England. However, if the last three months give us any proof, it’s that Cavani is still at the top of his game.

The 33-year-old might have made only 4 Premier League starts for his new side, but he has made them count by scoring 4 goals and providing three assists in that time. Little wonder, then, there is clamor among Man Utd fans who want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pick the Uruguayan more often.

Cavani Vs Rashford Vs Martial Vs Greenwood

Stats show that the Uruguayan’s 22.22% shot conversion rate is better than that of Marcus Rashford (15.91%), Anthony Martial (6.25%) and Mason Greenwood (5). But that’s not the most surprising thing that numbers have to tell us.

It is instead the fact that 33-year-old manages as many goals per 90 minutes (0.7) as the other three strikers mentioned above combined. Throw into the mix his assist figures of 0.4 assists per 90, and Cavani surely deserves to be in the Man Utd starting line-up against Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday.

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