Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the opportunity to sign a seasoned winner in Edinson Cavani was too good to turn down.
Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time record goalscorer was released by the Ligue 1 champions at the end of last season, having been deemed surplus to requirements by Thomas Tuchel,
The 33-year-old will earn around £190,000-a-week and will provide experienced cover for United’s young forward line which currently comprises of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
Explaining his decision to green light the the purchase of the Uruguay international, Solskjaer said: ‘Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team.
‘His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre. He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals.
‘He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.
‘The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward.
‘Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.’
It has been a busy deadline day overall at Old Trafford with Cavani’s arrival following confirmation of the signings of Porto left-back Alex Tellas as well as Atalanta youngster Amad Diallo, who will join the club in January.