As it turns out, Cristiano Ronaldo‘s return to Manchester United may have been a factor in Edinson Cavani‘s decision to leave the club. According to a report by ESPN, Edinson Cavani was unhappy with the situation at the club following Ronaldo’s arrival and had expressed his desire to leave to his representatives.
According to the report, the El Matador has wanted to leave United for some time and told his representatives of his desire to move even before Ronaldo’s transfer was announced. It is speculated, however, that the arrival of the Portuguese superstar accelerated his decision to leave the club.
During his time at Old Trafford, The Uruguayan striker was a key contributor for Manchester United. In his few appearances for the team, he has already contributed significantly by scoring and assisting on key goals. Even though he has had to deal with injuries and limited playing time, he has proven his experience, work ethic, and clinical finishing ability.
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In all competitions, he has made 51 appearances, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists for Manchester United. the number 7 also played an important role in United’s run to the Europa League final in 2021, scoring several crucial goals for the club.
What did Cavani say about his departure?
Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Cavani said, “At the moment it was done, I thought it was a good thing for Manchester United to sign Cristiano. Knowing a bit about the world of football these days, the first thing I did was call my brother (Walter Fernando Guglielmone) and said: ‘Fernando, if this had happened a week ago, I would ask you to find me another club.'”
The talisman player had spoken to his brother before the season started, expressing his concerns about the situation, and after experiencing difficult situations and injuries, he realized that his way of thinking and seeing football was right. Despite this, he is trying his best to help his team and hopes to contribute to their success.
Cavani was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world while with Paris Saint-Germain. He has scored 200 goals across all competitions for the Paris club, making him the club’s second all-time leading scorer. His record for PSG goals scored has been recently surpassed by Kylian Mbappe, who now has 202.
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In his final year with the Parisians, he was out due to injury for the first half of the season. He decided not to extend his contract with PSG, which ended on June 30, 2020.
Cavani joined Spanish side Valencia in August 2022 on a two season deal. So far, he has scored 7 goals in 17 matches for Valencia across all competitions.