Edison Cavani is set to join up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United – and his comments from 2019 show the forward’s verdict on the boss.
The Uruguayan is set for an “imminent” arrival at Old Trafford after his contract at PSG expired over the summer, leaving the club as their all-time top-scorer with 200 goals in more than 300 games.
And the 33-year-old has had experience of playing against Solskjaer’s side, coming on in stoppage time when the Red Devils beat the French side 3-1 in a dramatic Champions League second leg.
He missed the first-elf win at Old Trafford due to injury but replaced Dani Alves in a bid to get a late winner – but the forward was unable to stop United reaching the quarter-finals.
And Cavani, who will earn £200,000-a-week in his deal at United, took the chance to heap praise on United’s boss before the clash.
Speaking after PSG’s Champions League round-of-16 draw was confirmed against United in January 2019, Cavani said: “We know that Manchester United has gone through a rather negative period, the coaching change has brought a change of energy too, different.
“They have started to have positive results. It creates more motivation and that's normal.
“But we will study them more specifically at the time of the match, not before.”
Cavani’s deal at United would see him become the fourth-highest earner at Old Trafford, £175,000-a-week behind top-earner David de Gea.
Paul Pogba is second on £290,000-a-week while forward Anthony Martial makes up the top three on £250,000-a-week.
The forward is PSG’s all-time top-scorer, beating former United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record for the French side in January 2018.
And it saw the 33-year-old enjoy gaining some title-winning experience by winning six Ligue 1 titles, four French Cups and five French League Cups during his time in Paris.
But the 33-year-old struggled to break into the front-three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria last year, making just 22 appearances in all competitions.
Despite his lack of game-time, though, Cavani has told United that he has "unfinished business" in his career.
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