Cavani joins Man United
Manchester United, on the back of a quiet window, had a pretty busy deadline day.
In total, the Red Devils managed to land four new players on Monday.
Perhaps the most high-profile of those additions came in the form of Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguayan made the move to Old Trafford on a free transfer, after his PSG contract expired over the summer:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 5, 2020
Greenwood should benefit from Cavani arrival
Cavani may now be 33 years of age, but there is no doubt that he is still a quality striker.
Obviously, it is unlikely that he will be afforded a start week in, week out for the Reds.
But just having the veteran hitman, and the experience that comes along with his presence, in the club’s squad, will no doubt prove a positive for United.
One individual who certainly appears to be of such an opinion when it comes to Cavani, who netted 200 goals in 301 appearances for PSG, meanwhile, is Rio Ferdinand.
Speaking after United landed the South American, ex-Red Devils defender Ferdinand voiced the opinion that Cavani will lend a helping hand to all of his former side’s strikers, with Mason Greenwood set to benefit the most:
“I highlighted Cavani as a player to buy during the last transfer window because we’ve got three supremely talented young strikers who need help.
“They’re going to need assistance. Martial is a prime example because he’s going to be suspended now (after his red card against Tottenham) and we need someone to step in.
“The way Cavani plays, the way he applies himself, the way he trains, his experience, what he could teach the likes of Mason Greenwood.
“He’s scored so many goals and won multiple trophies. For Greenwood to watch him on a daily basis, he will benefit the most. Is he long term? No, he’s not.
“But I played in a team where we brought Henrik Larsson in. You ask the strikers like Wayne Rooney if he brought value to the squad? The answer is yes.
“If Cavani can have that effect with this group of players then it’s worthwhile. Listen, he’s a top player. Experienced, gets goals, he’s someone who will be good value for the club.”
Quotes via Goal.
It is also worth noting that, with Anthony Martial suspended for Man United’s next outing, Cavani could well be in line to make his debut for the club sooner than expected.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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