Cavani reveals what convinced him to join Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has claimed he was convinced he was joining a great club as soon as the opportunity for him to move to Old Trafford presented itself.

The Uruguayan joined the Red Devis on a one-year deal as a free agent in October after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.

Despite being linked with a move Brazilian side Grêmio last summer, the veteran striker has claimed he never really considered moving there.

He told ESPN Brazil: “At that moment, as I was free, many things were talked about. My brother, as my representative, out of respect for the clubs, he never closed any doors, but it’s not necessarily that there was an interest in going.

“That opened things up and gave the possibility that a lot of people started to give their opinion and say that Cavani would go here or there.

“And we decided to come to Manchester, it was something we had already been talking about, there was this interest, not today, but from a time close by and a little further away, something like five years. There was interest and we decided: ‘No, we’re going to this great club’.”

So far, the 33-year old has impressed since joining the club and has been the focal point of the United attack.