Edinson Cavani told Wayne Rooney he wanted Manchester United transfer after World Cup game

Edinson Cavani told Wayne Rooney he wanted Manchester United transfer after World Cup game

Uruguay v England: Group D - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Edinson Cavani told Wayne Rooney he wanted to join Manchester United in 2014 (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has waited a long time to get his dream move to Old Trafford.

The Uruguayan finally sealed a long-awaited switch to Old Trafford in October when he signed an initial one-year deal with the club following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.

Cavani spent seven years in the French capital and became the club’s top scorer during a trophy-laden stint with the Ligue 1 giants.

However, his initial time at the club was difficult as Cavani was forced to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who occupied a central role in PSG’s attack.

Cavani and Rooney after Uruguay’s win against England at the 2014 World Cup (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images)

After a strained first year with the club, Cavani was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford as David Moyes looked to reshape the club’s attack.

Though Moyes was sacked, United retained their interest in Cavani and the Uruguayan was still interested in a move following Louis van Gaal’s appointment.

Cavani had the chance to come up against a number of his prospective team-mates as Uruguay took on England at the 2014 World Cup and the Sun claim he told United skipper Rooney after the match that he was intent on moving to the Theatre of Dreams as he swapped shirts with the forward.

It came at a time when United were on a spending spree, with Van Gaal signing the likes of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Angel DI Maria and Radamel Falcao in his opening summer at the club.

Cavani has since completed his move to United and he’s made an impressive start to life at the club, scoring four times in 12 appearances.

The 33-year-old is expected to start as United host Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday night.

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