Edinson Cavani, Manchester United’s new forward has said it was a dialogue with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that persuaded him to join the club.
United made a deadline day move for the former Paris Saint Germain striker who joined the club on a two-year deal after leaving as a free agent in March.
Cavani said, “Yes, I had a conversation with the manager, and to be truthful that also really encouraged me to come to United,” Cavani told the Manchester United website.
“We spoke a bit about the mental side of things, and a little about how you can go about preparing for each game, about what it is to compete, about what is important within a group, and you could say that we agreed strongly on a lot of the things we spoke about and discussed. Things like self-sacrifice, commitment to your teammates, creating a competitive spirit, and thinking of others, and competing altogether. All things that I really like and appreciate.
“I believe that when you pretty much agree on things like this and think in a similar way, I reckon it also makes you want to join a club even more, and to then give of your best, train hard and prepare yourself in the best way you can.”
According to ESPN sources, it reported that the club failed to sign any of Solskjaer’s priority targets with deals for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake not materialising.
Meanwhile, United sit in 16th place in the league after winning just one of their first three games. However, Cavani is eager to make his mark on the club and help lift them up the table.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan will wear the No. 7 jersey at United which has been worn by Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Ronaldo in the past. Hence, he’s expected to compete with other forwards like Anthony Martial, Marcos Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Odion Ighalo at Old Trafford