Merson: Manchester United won’t win Premier League until this player is replaced

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According to Arsenal legend Paul Merson, Manchester United won’t win the Premier League title with Edinson Cavani as the club’s main striker.

“I’m a big fan of his I think he’s a special player but Man Utd need to win the Premier League and you’re not going to win it with Cavani up front,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They need to bring in a top drawer centre forward. There’s no chance he’s going to play 38 games in the Premier League and score 25 goals.

“He was a top player but he’s not on a youth training scheme is he? He’s going to make players better but if you’re bringing in a Haaland or a Harry Kane he’s not playing and you’ve got £100k-a-week tied up.

“I don’t think they’ve got enough money to go out and buy a world class centre forward and keep Cavani.”

Cavani joined Manchester United last summer after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.