Free since his departure from PSG, Edinson Cavani waited until the last day of the summer transfer window to join the Red Devils, maintaining the suspense by being associated with several more or less exotic destinations before joining Old Trafford. The Uruguayan striker gave an interview to the official Red Devils website, explaining that his former Parisian colleagues have urged him to join Manchester. “Yes, I spoke a lot with Ander (Herrera, editor’s note), as well as with other teammates, like Angel Di Maria, with whom I was also in Paris. I was really arriving at the last minute and called Ander to chat. I have a lot of admiration for Ander, for the kind of person he is and I felt his words would help me, telling me a little bit about what it was at United. And so, yes, it’s true that after we finished talking with Ander, we came to an agreement here with the club. “
A number 7 that weighs heavily on the shoulders
Cavani, who inherited the legendary 7 from the Red Devils, admits that the pressure to wear the former jersey of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham or Eric Cantona is immense: “When you have the chance to put this number in this club, which has been worn by some top players who have been legends here in this country and in this team, it is really a great responsibility to have. I like challenges”.