Scholes hits out at ‘very strange’ Man Utd signing

Paul Scholes thinks it is “very strange” that Man Utd decided to sign Edinson Cavani this summer and reckons the Uruguayan should have been a loan signing.


Prolific striker Cavani ended protracted speculation about his future by signing for Man Utd on transfer deadline day following his summer departure from Paris St Germain.

The 33-year-old was linked with a host of different clubs, including Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Leeds, before opting for Old Trafford.

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Scholes 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.

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


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