Manchester United’s new signing Edinson Cavani spoke to the Uruguayan media today, in an interview with 2 de Punta.
The striker was announced by the Red Devils on deadline day, as he agreed to a one-year contract with an option for a further one.
“I’m happy, happy for the decision and wanting to put on the shirt”, Cavani told 2 de Punta (via Futbol Uruguay).
“There were rumours saying I could go to one place or another, that it was not in the plans”, said the player, who claims his plans were always “to stay in Europe”.
The 33-year-old had become a free agent following his departure at the end of his contract with Paris Saint Germain, and that’s why he was surrounded by rumours this summer.
Now he says there have been many lies about him and his brother, who works as his agent.
“Many things were said without knowing because people speak behind a microphone and a keyboard. It hurt me, not because I live from those comments, but because of the evil that social networks sometimes do. That’s why I was glad that all this has come out.”
Cavani even made an Instagram post yesterday saying he was ‘happy’ for his brother.
“A business is not worth more than a bond of siblings and nothing is negotiated with principles of life that, in a small message, I was able to make clear. Let each one be where they want to be. I did it to leave a positive message for young people who can follow me.”
The striker says he used to watch Diego Forlan playing for Manchester United, and now his idol helped him by telling good things about him.
“Diego, when he had to give references about me, he did it, he said very good things.”
“It’s okay to dream, but I like to wish things better. Dreaming seems fantasy, but wishing things makes you see them more real.”
Edinson Cavani also revealed that he’s asked the Uruguayan national team not to be in the squad for the next few games, as all of his teammates are playing with their teams, and he’s still to enter the pitch this season.
That means he should join Manchester United’s squad before the end of the international break.