Speaking to La Cadena Ser via Utd Report, Edinson Cavani’s agent has stated that the striker would have signed for Manchester United if it was purely ‘for the money‘ – resulting in many Red Devils supporters being grateful over missing out on the Paris Saint-Germain star.
Cavani, who has been out of favour for his current club this season having made just four Ligue 1 starts, was linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes to United in January to gain more playing time (L’Equipe). Despite scoring 198 goals and assisting 41 others over 294 appearances for the French champions (Transfermarkt), it appears a move away could be on the cards, but these United fans are glad they won’t be pursuing him following his agent’s reported comments.
Instead, the Red Devils opted to sign Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo as a temporary replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford, even despite the Nigerian’s best season in the Premier League being unable to match Cavani’s form last campaign. The Uruguayan, according to WhoScored.com, bagged 18 goals and five assists in 20 league starts – whereas it took Ighalo 37 matches to score 15 for Watford back in the 2015/2016 season.
Regardless, Red Devils supporters are grateful to have missed out on a ‘Sanchez 2.0‘ according to one fan – find all of their best comments down below.
Dodged a bullet right there. Clearly Sanchez 2.0, happy with Ighalo.
— Yash Saraiya (@saraiyash) February 5, 2020
Yeahhhh… I’ll stick with Ighalo and not this diet Falcao who isn’t even good enough for a farmer’s league. At least I know he’ll give a damn and has no expectations or massive cost.
— Mike O’Connor #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson #HymanForC (@Mikael00001) February 5, 2020
No thanks, we don’t need another Falcao and Sanchez. We want players who will come in and fight for the badge, not their wallet.
— ⚽Salas🏆 (@MrFootball14) February 5, 2020
— Sarah Horrocks (@mercurialblonde) February 5, 2020
glad we didn’t sign him then
— williams (@ola__liam) February 5, 2020
That’s precisely why we don’t want you. Mercenaries.
— Dean (@dbay1985) February 5, 2020
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