Cavani will not be able to make his debut in the Red Devils’ game against Newcastle on Saturday due to being in quarantine, but he could be in line to bow out for his new club against his old one when United face PSG. in the Champions League next week.
While some think Cavani is a shrewd deal for United, others are less convinced, with ex-Premier League manager Harry Redknapp among those who think the striker may be beyond his best.
Redknapp a this The sun last week: “I think you all know I like to play from time to time… but nothing quite like the one Manchester United took by signing Edinson Cavani.
“But signing Cavani, 33, with more than £ 200,000 a week on the last day of the transfer window seemed desperate to me.
“If he was someone United were so keen to sign, why did they leave him so late? ”
And speaking at Stadium Astro, Scholes agreed with Redknapp that Cavani’s age would be a concern for those involved with United.
He said: “Obviously in his day he was a great center forward. there is no doubt. But he’s 33, it looked like he was going to retire. He didn’t play much football for PSG last season.
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“Five, six years ago, yeah that’s a great signing, maybe he’ll take us to that next level. But I don’t think it will take us to the next level now.
“But that’s what Manchester United seem to be now, it seems to be – I think of the strikers we have… Cavani, he should sign a loan.
| If you’re struggling without a center forward, it should be a two or three month loan signing just to get through a tricky time. ”
Cavani will clearly have a lot to prove when he ends up donning a United shirt for the first time, and he will be hoping to help the team reverse their irregular start to the season, which has seen them lose two of their first. three Premier League games.
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