Former Manchester United ahead Diego Forlan believes Edinson Cavani is a superb signing for his former membership because the Uruguayan has not declined in the identical means as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Cavani, 33, joined United on a free switch on deadline day after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. Ibrahimovic additionally swapped Paris for Manchester 4 years in the past, netting 28 targets in all competitions in his debut season beneath Jose Mourinho.
The previous Napoli man might make his debut towards PSG within the Champions League on October 20 after lacking the sport towards Newcastle as a result of self-isolation COVID-19 pointers following his arrival within the UK.
Forlan performed alongside Cavani for the Uruguay nationwide group and believes his former teammate can replicate Ibrahimovic’s affect at Outdated Trafford as his capacity has not declined with age.
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“Edinson continues to be an incredible participant,” he instructed the South China Morning Submit. “Edinson continues to be an incredible participant. I’ve not seen any decline in him but.
“I believe he’s a high signing for United, identical to Zlatan was. He’s that sort of participant.
“He’ll lead by instance, by how he trains and the way he performs. He’ll be a optimistic affect for the younger gamers.
“He’s a winner who has gained a number of trophies, a aim scorer who has scored wherever he has been, he assists too.
“He’s robust and his physique might be high quality for English soccer. He’s fast, he’s extremely motivated.”
Like Forlan, many anticipate Cavani to move on what he is learnt throughout his profession to United’s youthful forwards, most notably Mason Greenwood.
The striker says he’s completely happy to assist his new teammates and supervisor in any means potential.
He mentioned: “I’m coming right here to do my best possible, as I instructed you, and I’m right here to supply a little bit little bit of my expertise to the squad, to the supervisor, and I’m prepared and prepared to do the perfect I can, and to offer the very best that I may give.
“In order that’s sort of my purpose as I arrive right here, very eager to make myself obtainable to my team-mates. After that it will depend on every particular person, what they wish to tackle board and what they wish to depart alone. That’s a bit like how I see soccer.”