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Ronaldo or De Gea? Cavani names Manchester United’s player of the season 

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During his farewell interview with the club, Edinson Cavani chose CR7 over De Gea as his pick for the club’s player of the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo was Manchester United’s best player for the 2021/22 campaign, according to Edinson Cavani.

Cavani, who scored twice in an injury-hit final season at Old Trafford, rates Ronaldo as the club’s most consistent performer after the Portuguese ace smashed home 24 goals in all competitions.

“I think that the standout player for us this season, and someone who did show a little bit more consistency, playing well regularly and always being there for us, has been Cristiano,” Cavani told MUTV in his farewell interview.

“I think that, apart from having a short period when he wasn’t getting on the scoresheet, which can happen when you are a striker, Cristiano was probably our one player who showed the most consistency.”

De Gea gets a special mention

But while he rates Ronaldo as the best, Cavani reserved special praise for goalkeeper David de Gea for his performances during a difficult campaign.

“He [De Gea] has also been one of the most consistent performers in the squad, so together, they have been the most consistent and best players in the squad from our season this time around,” the Uruguayan forward added.

Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League last season, 35 points behind champions Manchester City.

The Red Devils will begin pre-season training for the 2022/23 campaign with non-national team players on June 24.