Martin Keown raves about Man Utd ‘predator’ after Fulham win

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Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League table after their 2-1 win over Fulham on Wednesday, with goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba securing the victory.

Ademola Lookman gave Scott Parker's side the lead after just five minutes, but United were able to answer back and emerge with all three points.

Cavani's equaliser was the veteran forward's fifth goal of the season in all competitions and Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes the 33-year-old will play a big part in United's title bid.

Speaking on BBC Match of the Day, Keown said: "He [Cavani] is a real predator who has been prolific throughout Europe.

"Today he was really important, it's his link-up play, his overall play, he must be a nightmare to play against.

"I didn't have the pleasure to play against him but he's a big player for them, a top player. He just waits for his chance and then smashes it in, brilliant.

"He's a provider too and he works for the team. He wants to close people down, he still puts a shift in at 33. He's outstanding in that area."

Speaking after the win over Fulham, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also full of praise for Cavani, telling BT Sport: "He's the centre forward you want in the box.

"His movement is incredible and it's something everyone can learn from. It's almost like I get frustrated at times when he goes wide to put crosses in because he's the one you want in there.

"Sometimes I have to ask him to do less running. But even in the second half, the header, great save by [Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse] Areola. His movement is spot on.

"He's a type of centre forward we've been looking for and he compliments Marcus [Rashford], Mason [Greenwood] and Anthony [Martial] really well."

United are back in action on Sunday when they host rivals Liverpool in an FA Cup fourth round tie.

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