Superstar signing ‘will bring goals, Henderson facing nightmare scenario, Frenchman will cost Man United £45 million and clubs will have Cavani regret
Cavani will bring goals, Henderson Scenario, Camavinga will cost £45 million, clubs will have Cavani regret in Manchester United roundup…
Dean Henderson has been warned that he faces a “nightmare scenario” at Manchester United by club legend Roy Keane.
After making a real impact in the Premier League last season, it was widely expected that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would hand Henderson more of a chance to shine in a Manchester United shirt this season.
However, with David De Gea ahead of him in the pecking order, he has found it very difficult to get much game time this season, and Red Devils legend Keane believes a man who has previously starred across two loan spells at Sheffield United deserves better than a bit-part role in Manchester.
Keane told Sky Sports: “It’s a nightmare scenario for him. He wants to play for Man United, of course he does. Being in goal for Sheffield United and Man United every week is completely different, but he had to go back. Ole wanted to see him and work with him closely.
“You want to get better by playing the games, you can do all the training sessions you want, but if you’re not playing every week, the kid’s going to go backwards – and that’s going to cost him, ultimately.
“For example, if [Jordan] Pickford has a difficult spell – which he always seems to be, in my eyes – then it’s probably difficult for Gareth [Southgate] to go and pick a goalkeeper who’s not playing regularly.
“It’s a difficult situation for Henderson. Come January, do United really want to let him go out on loan?
“I don’t think so, because then they need cover for De Gea in case something happens to him.”
There will be “a lot of teams regretting” not signing Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United star Luke Chadwick.
Cavani was signed by Manchester United over the summer after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided that he needed to add a proven striker to the side, and despite a relatively slow start to life at Old Trafford, he has managed three goals so far this season.
He is not a long-term solution for United at 33 years of age, but he is proven at the very highest level and Chadwick concedes that Solskjaer has pulled off quite the coup in landing a striker that many will now be wishing they had approached.
The ex-United midfielder told CaughtOffside: “I think obviously Cavani coming on made a huge difference in terms of the two goals and an assist [against Southampton].
“I think his movement was brilliant around the box. United started the game well and were by far the better team for the first 20-25 minutes but just lacked that cutting edge in front of goal, but Cavani completely turned the game on its head in the second half.
“I’m sure after seeing his performance on Sunday a lot of teams will be regretting not signing him, but when you get to a certain age it does count against you a little bit.
“He seems to fit into just what United need at this moment in time in terms of a real penalty box predator.
“I wasn’t 100 per cent convinced when they first signed him in terms of what he still has to offer, but he looks in incredible physical shape and his movement – you don’t lose that, that movement he’s had over the years that’s made him a world-class goalscorer.
“Although he set up the Bruno Fernandes goal with a lovely cross, you don’t see a huge amount of him outside the box, all he’s interested in is getting in that box, getting across the front post and that’s something United haven’t had for many a year now – a really natural goalscorer.”
Edinson Cavani is set to “bring a lot of goals” to Manchester United, Juan Mata has predicted.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to add a proven striker to the attack over the transfer window, many people were shocked when the Red Devils opted to bring the ageing Cavani to Old Trafford on a free contract after he agreed to leave PSG.
But Cavani has shown that he has lost none of his predatory instincts, with three goals recorded in the Premier League so far – and Mata claims to have never been in any doubt that the proven performer would make a positive impact at Old Trafford.
“Ander, who played with him at PSG, called me and told me: ‘I think Edinson is going to go to your club, you will see he’s a top guy, a top professional. And I know you will help him’,” Mata told L’Equipe.
“So since Edinson has arrived, I try to answer the questions he has about the club or the dressing room. I can help to translate when he wants to communicate with people in the club, in the staff.
“And since he’s here, as Ander said, I can see how focused he is, his professionalism. Edinson has done a lot of things in football and he remains very humble. And it’s great to have him. He brings his experience, he will bring a lot of goals.
“Did I advise him to buy umbrellas? Yes, as a joke. I told him that it rains much more in Manchester than in Paris. So actually it’s not bad advice.
“We (Mata and Herrera) speak a lot, but our relationship is above that. We’ve had a great connection for a long time, since we were playing together in the Spanish Under-21s.
“He’s a great guy, we had a nice time together in Manchester. After the game at Parc des Princes, we had a nice chat together in the tunnel.”
Manchester United target Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly available for just £45million, according to the latest reports.
The 18-year-old, who only turned 18 earlier this month, has already played 51 times for Rennes and earned three caps for France, scoring on his second appearance for his country.
His international debut against Croatia this year made him the youngest player to appear for France in over 100 years, demonstrating the huge strides he has made at such a young age.
And the fact that he has been impressing so much early in his career, has meant that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid have all shown an interest in getting a potential transfer deal done in the coming windows.
Now AS claims the Rennes star, 18, is free to leave the Ligue 1 side with just 18 months left on his current deal, and with time rapidly expiring on his current contract, Rennes are apparently happy to let him depart for a more reasonable £45m.
Camavinga reportedly sacked his agent in a signal of intent to join a new club in the coming windows knowing that there is alot of interest in his services.
Camavinga recently come out and announced that there is a dream club out there for him, although he has not revealed just whom that would be, He said on the SUN: “The great clubs make me dream, but I cannot name one in particular for my future.
“We haven’t set a date to discuss my future, I’m in no rush about it. There will be negotiations to keep me here.
“It would be a pleasure for me to continue at Rennes. I still have two years left on my contract and we have enough time to talk about it.”
There is alot of speculation about the young man and his next club, but he needs to be careful and make the right career choice as the next move he makes could scupper the development that he has been enjoying over the past few months.
He is brilliant and has a bright future, but as we said, he needs to make the right decision when he decides to leave his current club.
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