Mercato: “Cavani is too old for Manchester”, judge Paul Scholes
For 20 years, from 1994 to 2013, he played more than 700 matches for the Manchester United “Red Devils”. He had the best hours of this legendary club. So inevitably in Manchester, when Paul Scholes, at the height of his 45 years and 66 selections for the England team, speaks, we listen.
And the former midfielder is not kind to the latest recruit to date from the Mancunian clan, a certain… Edinson Cavani. The former PSG striker takes it for his grade in an interview that Scholes gave to the media Stadium Astro for which he is a consultant.
He judges, to summarize, the top scorer in the history of PSG, now 33 years old, too old to bring anything to MU. “Of course in the past he’s been a great striker,” Scholes said straight off. there is no doubt. But he is 33 and looked like he was on the verge of retirement. He didn’t play much at PSG last season. […] Five or six years ago, yes that would have been a great signing and he probably could have taken us to the next level. But now I don’t think he can take us there. “
A recruitment error
So much for the age but the double winner of the Champions League in 1999 and 2008 does not stop there. He finds that the idea of the Mancunian leaders to recruit the “Matador” is not the best they have had: “With the attackers that we have…, sighs Scholes. Cavani should have come on loan. If you have problems at the peak, you would have had to sign a player on loan to get through this difficult time. […] That’s how I see Cavani and not as a 33-year-old signing a two-year contract. I find it very strange, but certainly not him. He will love it, I have no doubt. “
Cavani arrived at Manchester United out of form. He had contracted the coronavirus at the end of the summer after his stay in Ibiza with his former Parisian partners. Arrived free after his departure from Paris, the Uruguayan striker could return to the Parc des Princes on October 20, on the first day of the Champions League hens against PSG.
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