Andy Cole knows a thing or two about scoring goals at Manchester United.

The Treble winner netted 121 times for the club on the way to winning five Premier League titles.

Cole is backing incoming signing Edinson Cavani to succeed at Old Trafford.

The Times report Cavani is set to complete his transfer to United today before the 11pm deadline.

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Cole believes the Uruguay striker will be a major hit, and feels Anthony Martial will benefit from the veteran’s arrival.

Cole told Talksport: “If you look at Cavani’s record, he’s an individual who will get the little tap-ins, he can pick the ball up and take on a couple of players and put it in the top bin. He has those qualities.

“If you watch him over his career, wherever he has gone – I watched him numerous times at PSG – some of the goals he gets are really good quality striker goals, and that’s what Manchester United need.

“Martial is still a baby, he’s still learning his job. We all know how good a player he is, but on the flip side of that he can be a little bit inconsistent. A lot of Man United fans want to see him do it week in, week out.


“Someone like Cavani coming in, we know what we’re going to get – proven goalscorer, he works extremely hard, he’ll score all types of goals. Man United love an individual who can score goals.”

Martial does need help

Martial netted 23 goals to finish as United’s top scorer last season. But he is in a run of bad form.

In his last eight United games this season and at the end of last season combined, Martial has just one goal.

He has failed to register a shot on target this season in the Premier League.

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Odion Ighalo is there as a back-up, but he has failed to make the bench for the past two league games.

Cavani scored 200 goals for PSG across seven seasons, and his experience will be vital for shot shy United.

The team registered just one attempt on goal from open play against Tottenham on Sunday in a 6-1 loss at Old Trafford.

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