Man Utd coach McKenna: Cavani so good for Greenwood development

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Manchester United coach Kieran McKenna has revealed the major influence Edinson Cavani is having on young striker Mason Greenwood.

McKenna has discussed watching Greenwood develop from a small U13s player to the talent he is today.

He wrote for manutd.com: “I think Mason's eyes light up when you speak to him about Edinson or when you see the two of them working together.

“There's a clear respect and admiration on Mason's side. I think Edinson's been great in terms of taking Mason under his wing and seeing a talented kid there who can go on and achieve great things.

“So that's been really beneficial. We can see, as a staff, improvement in certain areas, like his movement in the box, anticipating things, trying to get in there for the tap-ins and rebounds in the six-yard box and I think a big part of that is having such a good role model, day to day, to watch."

Giving his view on what Greenwood needs to take from Cavani's game, McKenna feels his ability to battle for the ball in the air is a key element, as well as his intelligence in the box.

"His willingness to be in where it hurts, his willingness to be making runs in the six-yard box, to get across defenders, to move, to anticipate, to be there for the rebounds.

“There are numerous examples last year of Edinson scoring that type of goal and we see it every day in training. He's the same, so it's a great relationship really."

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