After a shameful display of 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham in the weekend, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to take a last look at the transfer market just before deadline day to bring in alternative to strengthen the squad.
Cavani who scored seven goals for Paris St.German last season arrived at Old Trafford on transfer deadline day
for one-year deal with an option for a second season as free agent after leaving PSG. the 33 year old Uruguay striker will now play in the premier league for the first time and could be in contention to feature against Newcastle United after the international break.
“Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honor to be here,” Cavani told the club’s official website.
“I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club.
“I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester. I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return. “I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football and I know that’s why my focus has to remain the same as always: work, work, work. I have had a conversation with the manager and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt”, he said.
Ederson Cavani won six titles during his time with PSG and he is their all time leading goal scorer with 200 goals, he also won the Copa America in 2011 with Uruguay.
United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also backed Cavani to bring in leadership and experience to the team;
“Edinson is an experienced, ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team. His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.
“He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals. He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.
“The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward. “Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.” said United manager.