Edinson Cavani reveals his toughest opponent

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has revealed the toughest opponent he has faced in his football career.

“You can imagine that I’ve played against lots of different opponents, and lots of tough ones too,” Cavani told MUTV.

“But I’ve always said, and for a long time now, that the most difficult defender I’ve come up against was Giorgio Chiellini.

“We’ve played against each other in many games, and we’ve competed against each other all over the pitch, so yes I can tell you that Giorgio Chiellini has been the toughest defender I’ve had to face.”

Chiellini has made more than 500 appearances for Italian giants Juventus, winning nine Serie A titles and the European Championship with Roberto Mancini’s Italy this summer.