Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant has revealed that team-mate Edinson Cavani used to be his “No 1 target on Championship Manager”.
Cavani joined United over the summer after leaving PSG on a free and Grant has admitted that “it’s a real pleasure to watch him ply his trade”.
Speaking to United’s official website, Grant said “Edinson is somebody who I’ve always loved to watch, long before he came to United.
“He was always my No 1 target on Championship Manager back when I had the time (days which are behind me now with four children) and he is a real pleasure to play with.
“As much as it pains me to say as a goalkeeper, it’s a real pleasure to watch him ply his trade.
“He has a way with his movement and his first touch of setting things up in such a way that he’s almost guaranteed a goal as an end product because of the position he’s taken up, the run he’s made, the touch he’s given himself.
“He always gives himself a really high percentage chance to score at the end of that. Some of his finishes as a result of training can look so natural, but it’s all down to preparation.
“He has this uncanny knack of repeating, repeating, repeating, and that’s a real skill in itself, the dedication he has to finish with such care and attention to detail.
“I think certainly our younger lads are all benefiting from being around somebody who is so meticulous about his work.
“I said in an interview recently that the young strikers here should be following Edi around with a notepad. They really should. Edi is somebody who you would love to put in a mould and recreate him.
“If I was a manager, I would love to have lots and lots of Edinson Cavanis because you certainly know that everything away from the field is done in a correct manner.
“Everything that’s done leading up to getting on the field is done in such a way that he’s completely prepared. His preparation is faultless.”