Marcus Rashford pinpoints Edinson Cavani arrival as key to Man Utd title pursuit

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Marcus Rashford has backed Edinson Cavani to help Manchester United get back on top.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side are in dire need of three points against Newcastle on Saturday following their dreadful performance against Spurs, but they will have to make do without their new striker.

Having said that, Rashford has backed the 33-year-old to provide some welcome reinforcements when he does enter the action at Old Trafford – mentioning successful United teams of the past.

The 22-year-old believes that all title-winning sides need to have three or four clinical forwards at their disposal, with Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood also impressing in front of goal last season.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Rashford said: "As a forward line [the signing of Cavani] is something to look forward to. Hopefully he comes in and scores goals, because he can definitely help us win games and points.

"He can be a massive player for us this season. To win two or three trophies in a season you need a squad, it's not possible if you don't have people who can score goals one week and the next week,

“It's just not possible without three or four forwards in a team.

"Growing up, United always had four or five forwards who could score goals at any time. The closer we get to that, the more strength we'll have."

United were hammered 6-1 at home by Tottenham before the recent international break, and Rashford believes he and his team-mates need to put things right at the first opportunity.

He said: "It has to change, if it doesn't then it is not what Manchester United are about.

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"That's not to say United haven't had setbacks when they were winning things, but if they did, they always came back and showed what they were made of and why they played for the club. It's important for us to do that now.

"We need to forget about what's happened and focus on getting the best out of all of us on the pitch individually and as a team because if we do that, we will win games.

"Then we've got to find consistency. We have to concentrate on ourselves, improve our own performances and start picking up points."

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