Mason Greenwood says Amad is learning from Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani produced another clinical masterclass as Manchester United saw off Aston Villa.

Cavani came off the bench to score United’s third goal, heading in a cross from Marcus Rashford.

The header itself was very well taken, but what really made the goal stand out was the run, with the Uruguayan drifting from a non-threatening position wide on the left, to a goalscoring one near the six-yard box.

Cavani is in fine form, scoring eight goals in his last seven United matches, taking his total tally to 15 in a Red Devils shirt.

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Watch and learn

Cavani replaced Mason Greenwood in the second half, who had scored United’s second goal.

Greenwood said he enjoyed watching Cavani in action, and says young teammate Amad is also trying to learn from the South America.

He told United’s official website: “You always know what he’s going to do but you still can’t seem to stop him. It’s nice to watch him off the bench. It’s the movement, everyone knows he can do it but it still seems they’re not able to stop him. We’re all learning off him, me, Rashy, Amad… we’re all looking up to him.”

Amad was not on the bench against Villa, but has a good chance to make his Premier League debut against Leicester City this week, whether as a starter or from the bench.

The young Ivorian should be one of the players to benefit from the combination of fixture congestion, and United already wrapping up a top four place.

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One more year

Greenwood’s comments underline the high regard in which Cavani is held by his United teammates.

The former Napoli and PSG striker is still yet to commit to a new contract, although United are hopeful he will stay the extra year.

Solskjaer hinted as much, after the game, telling the club website: “His movement, his desire to score goals… we’re getting to learn Edinson as well and hopefully we can use him more next season.”

Next season Amad may get to play a little more with Cavani too. Such is the impact he is making on and off the pitch, the fruits of Cavani’s stay may be felt for many years even after he leaves.

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