Cavani will wear cursed number at Man Utd

    Edinson Cavani has opted to wear Manchester United’s ‘cursed’ number 7 after joining the club on a free transfer on deadline day

    Cavani dropped into the free-agent pool after running down his contract at Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer.

    PSG’s all-time best goal-scorer spent seven years at the Parc des Princes, racking up 200 goals and 43 assists in 301 competitive appearances.

    Arguably one of the most lethal strikers of his generation, the 33-year-old Uruguayan had a host of admirers across Europe before signing for Manchester United.

    Indeed, Atletico Madrid and Benfica, among many Europe’s elite clubs, were interested in acquiring his services this summer.

    After his transfer to the Primeira Liga collapsed at the 11th hour, Cavani was close to linking up with Diego Simeone’s side.

    However, Luis Suarez’s switch from Barcelona to the Spanish capital has priced the former Napoli star out of the move.

    Instead, the prolific frontman has signed a two-year contract at Old Trafford worth around £175,000-a-week.

    Interestingly, Cavani has opted to take the ‘cursed’ no. 7 previously worn by the likes of George Best, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    However, since Ronaldo left Manchester to team up with Real Madrid, no. 7 has often come back to haunt its owners.

    Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia, Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay, and Alexis Sanchez are the players who have burnt in the flames of the iconic number.

    Cavani has no fears regarding the ‘curse’ whatsoever and is instead looking to thrive wearing the famous ‘seven’ at his back.

    “Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honor to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off, and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club,” he said, as relayed by the talkSPORT.

    “I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career, and I know that it will be the same in Manchester.

    “I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere when it is safe for the fans to return.

    “I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football, and I know that’s why my focus has to remain the same as always – work, work, work. I have had a conversation with the manager, and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt.”

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