Edinson Cavani: Man Utd sign ex-PSG striker on free transfer

Cavani celebrates scoring a goal for Paris St-Germain

The 33-year-old Uruguay international, who left PSG at the end of June, has signed a one-year contract.

Cavani has scored 341 goals in 556 club matches, including a record 200 in 301 appearances for the French giants. He also has 50 goals in 116 Uruguay games.

One of his first United games could come against PSG in the Champions League group match on 20 October.

Before that, United face Newcastle United in the Premier League on 17 October, the first game after the international break.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are 16th in the table, having picked up only three points from their opening three league matches.

They were thrashed 6-1 at home by Tottenham on Sunday.

It is understood that the wage package for Cavani does not go beyond the pay structure at the club.

Cavani left PSG under a cloud following a disagreement with forward Neymar and feels he has more to give to European football.

He is not the first high-profile European striker in his 30s United have signed in the hope of extending their goalscoring prowess.

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved a shrewd acquisition, scoring 29 times in 53 appearances over two spells between 2016 and 2018.

Less successful was Colombian Radamel Falcao, scoring four goals in 29 games in 2014-15.

Cavani, who has the option to extend his contract by a year, will provide an experienced forward option for United and competition for younger forwards Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

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