Bruno Fernandes hails 'proper striker' Edinson Cavani as Man Utd striker nets 50th European goal vs Granada

BRUNO FERNANDES has heaped praise on Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan netted his 50th European goal against Granada on Thursday.

The 34-year-old reached the milestone within just six minutes of the Red Devils' Europa League quarter-final second leg at Old Trafford, volleying home superbly from a Paul Pogba flick-on.

And Fernandes, who has been the talisman for Man Utd so far this season, is a massive fan of what Cavani brings to the team.

He said: "Everyone knows Cavani, everything he does, he is a proper striker, we know the qualities of our players.

"It was a good game, Europa League is always difficult, they can create danger but we controlled the game, had the ball a lot.

"I don't think it was bad tempered, we keep moving, do the right things, 2-0 again is really good for us.

"Now is the time to take the next step and win a semi final but we must focus on the next game which is the league."

Since joining at the start of the season, Cavani has netted nine goals in 30 games in all competitions.

However, his up and down form throughout the campaign has led his future at the club to be called into question.

The South American, who signed a one-year deal with United with the option of an additional 12 months if both parties agree, has been heavily linked with a move to Boca Juniors.

Earlier this month, former Man Utd defender Marcus Rojo talked up the possibility of Cavani joining him at the Argentine club.

Confirming he would ‘co-operate’ to persuade Cavani to sign for the Buenos Aires-based club, Rojo said: “Of course and apart from that he wants it, which is important.

“When I told him I had the possibility of signing for Boca, he told me about his situation.

“He said he had spoken with the club’s vice-president Roman Riquelme and he really liked the option and it would interest him in the future.

“I’m no-one to say if he’s going to come or not, that’s his choice, he has to take that decision with his family.”

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