Arsenal legend calls Edinson Cavani the wrong signing as he slams Manchester United transfer strategy

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed Manchester United’s transfer strategy and claimed the club signed the wrong striker in Edinson Cavani.

The club endured a frustrating summer transfer window, but only completed last-minute deals for players who were not really key targets.

Former Gunners striker Wright feels United have made too many short-term signings up top, also having loanee Odion Ighalo on their books, and is baffled by their continued preference for stop-gaps over world-class talents.

“When you look back, you can go as far back as Henrik Larsson, they bring in that kind of maverick forward just to kind of plug gaps,” he said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show.

“You’ve got Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao, now they’ve got Ighalo even and Cavani.

“When are they going to get it? Because they’ve got Cavani, but why didn’t they get Erling Haaland? Or Jadon Sancho?

“It’s just strange what they settle for, for the club that they are, [compared to] what they should be getting. It’s really strange.”