Edinson Cavani says a conversation with former Manchester United duo Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria helped convince him to move from France to England.
The prolific striker joined Manchester United on a one-year deal on transfer deadline day following his departure from Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
It was reported that the Uruguayan international was linked with several clubs including Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Leeds United, before penning a deal with United.
The 33-year-old picked the brains of Herrera, with whom he had played in Paris on what the ‘Red Devils are like, revealing that Herrera played a crucial role in his final decision.
“Yes, I spoke with Ander a lot, as well as other teammates, like Angel Di Maria,” Cavani told the club’s website.
“It was genuinely getting to the last minute and I called Ander to have a chat.
“I have a lot of admiration for Ander, for the kind of person he is and I had the feeling that his words were going to help me out, by telling me a bit about what it was like at United.
“And so, yes, it’s true that after I’d finished talking with Ander, we came to an agreement here with the club.”
In his club career, Cavani has netted 341 goals in 556 matches and now he is looking to prove himself in the Premier League (PL).
“I enjoy challenges and I hope that I can do it great justice and leave it in as high regard as the many great players who have worn this shirt before me,” added Cavani.
“I was very attracted by the chance to play in English football, and what’s more, for Manchester United because I feel that I still have a big desire to compete, to work hard and to give the best of myself.”
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By FARPost Reporter