Paul Scholes slams Man United over ‘very strange’ Edinson Cavani signing

Paul Scholes slams Man United over 'very strange' Edinson Cavani signing

Paul Scholes believes Edinson Cavani should have only joined Man United on a very short term and handing him a two-year deal is ‘very strange’ business.

Cavani moved to Manchester United on transfer deadline day as a free agent and was also joined by the likes of Alex Telles, Amad Diallo Traore and Facundo Pellistri.

The former Napoli forward is touted as one of the finest strikers in the world and made a name for himself at PSG after scoring 200 goals during his seven-year stay at Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite his impressive stats, Paul Scholes, who was a huge admirer of the Uruguayan forward in the past, is adamant that the Reds should have only signed him on a three-month deal, just like Sir Alex Ferguson did on Henrik Larsson in 2007.

Manchester United were desperate to improve their attacking line after they missed out on Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Dembele signings and.

Man United signed Edinson Cavani on a two-year deal
Man United signed Edinson Cavani on a two-year deal

Asked what sort of season he expects Cavani to have, he told Stadium Astro: ‘Well, we’ll have to wait and see won’t we.

‘Obviously in his day, he’s been a top quality centre-forward. There’s no doubt about that. But he’s 33 years old, looked like he was going to retire. He’s not played a lot of football for PSG last season.

‘Five, six years ago, yeah he’s a great signing, he’ll take us onto that next level possibly. But I just don’t think he’ll take us to the next level now.

Paul Scholes slams Man United's transfer of Edinson Cavani
Paul Scholes slams Man United’s transfer of Edinson Cavani

‘But that’s what Manchester United seems to be now, it seems to be – I think of the forwards we have… Cavani, he should be a loan signing.

‘If you’re struggling without a centre-forward it should be a two or three-month loan signing just to get through a sticky period.

‘Similar to what Henrik Larsson did. A brilliant centre-forward, 33, 34 years of age, he just filled a little gap for us, which was exactly what we needed.

‘I see Cavani as that kind of person, not at 33 coming to sign a two-year contract. I find it very strange.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to improve Man United's front line
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to improve Man United’s front line

‘But he won’t, he’ll be loving it. I’m sure he will.’

Edinson Cavani will battle the likes of Anthony Martial and Odion Ighalo for a starting role at Man United. It is obvious that the 33-year-old forward will be an understudy of Martial and many have since urged the former PSG forward to improve Man United’s trio Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood during his stay at Old Trafford.