Ryan Giggs believes Edinson Cavani is the striker Manchester United have been crying out for – and hopes he has a similar impact to Bruno Fernandes.
Cavani made a surprise switch to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day this month after leaving French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The Uruguay superstar won six French titles in seven years in Paris and undoubtedly brings a wealth of experience to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s young squad.
And Giggs has warned rivals not to underestimate the striker, having come up against him in his second match as Wales manager in 2018.
Giggs told Webby & O’Neill’s YouTube channel : “I faced Cavani in my second game for Wales and he was better that Luis Suarez actually in the game. I didn’t think he was that good.
“(But) He was a real handful. He hasn’t played for a long time so he might be a little bit rusty.
“But what you’re getting; you’re getting a centre forward which I think a lot of fans have been crying out for.
“A proper centre forward who can led the line. We have Marcus, Martial who is half a winger, half a centre forward. Cavani is a forward, a target man.
“He’s got the experience. I’m hoping just like Bruno has, he will make the players around him even better.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s revenue shrank by almost 20 per cent in the last financial year and the impact of Covid-19 continues to bite, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward vowed to continue investing in search of silverware.
Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri were signed in the summer, with Amad Diallo to join in January, but United were unable to find a way to bring in England international Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund wanted 120m euros (£107m) the for player and Woodward pointed out that no deal was done this summer for over 100m euros (£89m) for the first time in five years.
The United chief highlighted that their net investment in new players since the summer of 2019 was over 200m euros (£178.1m) – more than any other major European club – and added: “The bottom line is we are investing and will continue to invest to back our manager.”
However, there is a lot of work to do if United are to become a title-winning football team again and the financial situation does not make for particularly pretty reading.
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