Michael Owen gives his prediction for Cavani

Michael Owen has backed Edinson Cavani to succeed at Manchester United, after watching him make his debut against Chelsea.

The 33 year old was brought in a a substitute for Olé Gunnar Solskjaer side in the second half, with the game deadlocked at 0-0.

Cavani almost scored with his first touch, as he raced ahead of the Chelsea defence to smash in a Bruno Fernandes corner into the side netting.

Speaking to Premier League Productions after the match, Owen revealed he was delighted with the Uruguayan’s movement.

He said: “I love this guy’s movement, he’s my type of striker.

“I’ve always said half a yard at the near post is better than two or three yards at the back post because invaribly the ball doesn’t get there. ‘And if it does, defenders turn, spin and close you down.

“The timing of his run, he’s on his toes, Thiago [Silva] played alongside him at Paris Saint-Germain, he knows exactly how he does it, when he tries to time it, you could see that, talk about knowing your players, great defending.

“Normally, against most defenders he might have got there in front, nicked it and he would’ve have got a block in.

“We only saw a brief cameo but I’ve seen him for years and years and always thought he’s one of the best movers in the game in terms of those little darting runs, he loves nipping in front of defenders. I think he’s going to score a few.

“As long as United have pressure on the opponents. They get crosses in. He’s very much an 18-yard box type of striker that makes darting runs.”

Cavani had two major shots in his debut for Man United, and on a different day, he could have gotten on the score sheet.