Manchester United showed determination and quality when they beat Atalanta after two goals.

Edinson Cavani was substituted on in the second half and although he didn’t score himself, he was involved in United’s comeback.

Cavani actually had a touch to move Bruno Fernandes’ pass towards Harry Maguire to equalize United.

There’s a good chance Cavani will be rewarded with his first start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo this weekend.

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Cavani and Ronaldo cause chaos

Ronaldo and Cavani haven’t had much time on the pitch since the former returned from Juventus.

In the short time they have played side by side, they have contributed to the chaos in the opposing penalty area.

United won a penalty against Aston Villa in a short period of time. It was missed, but the effect was there.

Then against Villarreal, Cavani’s energy helped Ronaldo and the number 7 eventually scored a late winner.

Last night, Cavani helped occupy the Atalanta defense while Ronaldo rose highest to do the damage.

When the couple is together, they cause trouble. It’s hard for defenders not to worry just because of their reputation.

As soon as Cavani starts shooting he hasn’t scored any goals for club or country in his last nine, the defense is really in trouble.

The time is now

Marcus Rashford hobbled away from Atalanta. He may be well suited for the Liverpool game but if Cavani is an option why rush him?

Often the best defense is to attack, and with Mason Greenwood ineffective against Atalanta, it might be time to give Cavani a try.

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United can use some tactical flexibility to fit Cavani in. A 4-2-3-1 can easily turn into a 4-2-2-2, with either Ronaldo or Cavani drifting far.

Cavani and Ronaldo together can overwhelm Virgil van Dijk and create real problems for Liverpool this weekend.

And they’ll likely rock the crowd at Old Trafford.

Cavani has been used sparingly so far this season. It’s time to use him more and not at Ronaldo’s expense. Let them play together and they might become unstoppable.

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