Edinson Cavani has revealed a last-minute dialog with former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera helped persuade him to determine on a transfer to Previous Trafford.
The prolific striker ended protracted hypothesis about his future by signing for United on switch deadline day following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 33-year-old was linked with various completely different golf equipment together with Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Leeds, earlier than choosing United.
He revealed recommendation from Herrera, with whom he had performed in Paris, performed a vital function in his last resolution.
“Sure, I spoke with Ander rather a lot, in addition to different teammates, like Angel Di Maria,” Cavani informed the membership web site.
“It was genuinely attending to the final minute and I known as Ander to have a chat.
“I’ve plenty of admiration for Ander, for the sort of individual he’s and I had the sensation that his phrases have been going to assist me out, by telling me a bit about what it was like at United.
“And so, sure, it is true that after I would completed speaking with Ander, we got here to an settlement right here with the membership.”
Cavani has scored 341 targets in 556 matches throughout his membership profession and is relishing the prospect to show himself within the Premier League.
After signing a one-year cope with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect, he was handed the quantity seven shirt beforehand worn by membership greats George Finest, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Uruguay worldwide hopes to stay as much as the accountability that comes with the shirt and assist return United return “to the highest”.
“While you get the prospect to tug on the quantity seven shirt at Manchester United, which has been worn by some high, high gamers who’ve been legends right here on this nation and at this membership, it truly is a pleasant accountability to have,” he stated.
“I take pleasure in challenges and I hope that I can do it nice justice and depart it in as excessive regard as the numerous nice gamers who’ve worn this shirt earlier than me.”
“I used to be very attracted by the prospect to play in English soccer, and what’s extra, for Manchester United as a result of I really feel that I nonetheless have a giant need to compete, to work exhausting and to provide the perfect of myself,” he added.
Cavani, who additionally has 50 worldwide targets in 116 video games, had been out there since leaving Ligue 1 champions PSG on the finish of June.
His United debut is predicted to be delayed as a result of coronavirus rules.