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Why Man Utd’s Champions League draw helped make Edinson Cavani decision

Manchester United’s Champions League draw was a key motivating factor in Edinson Cavani making the switch to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men learned their fate on Thursday as they were put in a daunting group with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, 2019/20 semi-finalists RB Leipzig and Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir.

Cavani, 33, has been a free agent since leaving PSG in June when his contract expired.

And according to a detailed piece on the veteran Uruguayan forward in the Times, Cavani was unhappy with how his time ended in Paris.

The elite goalscorer feels he has a ‘point to prove’ against his old club and it will be fascinating to see him line-up for the Reds in the Champions League group stages.

Cavani comes with an almost unprecedented pedigree; he is PSG’s all-time record goalscorer with a staggering 200 goals in 301 appearances.

Of course, he is coming to the end of his career and United are yet again signing a player past his prime but Cavani still has the assets to be effective in the Premier League.

And according to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, a deal is imminent for the striker. Dawson’s latest twitter update confirmed that Cavani has successfully carried out a medical ahead of a two-year deal with an official club announcement to follow.

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