Manchester United: Solskjaer close to making world class signing

The Manchester United boss could have found the perfect solution to solve the Red Devils’ problems by making a world class signing in January.

Often times a single signing could determine the entire trajectory of a team. The impact of an individual can be huge for football clubs. From Liverpool signing Virgil Van Dijk, to Manchester United bringing in Robin Van Persie from Arsenal to win the Premier League title, these signings can make or break a club’s season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will understand this more than anyone. Having been at United for so long he knows the club are desperate for an injection of quality. The club currently languish in mediocrity overshadowed by two of their biggest rivals in Liverpool and Manchester City. United are in a state of disrepair and it is clear something radical needs to change in order to get the club back to where they belong.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to make a signing of the ilk of Van Persie or Van Dijk. Someone who is a clear game changer. Someone who is guaranteed to turn Manchester United’s fortunes around. And it seems the Norwegian boss may have identified that man and could soon be on the verge of bringing him to Old Trafford.

According to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito via the Metro, Manchester United have made an ‘offer’ for the services of Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan striker is one of the most fearsome and prolific forwards of the current football era. He has scored an outstanding 351 goals in 575 games so far in his career. However recently with the arrival of Mauro Icardi at Paris Saint German, Edinson Cavani has fallen down the pecking order.

And with Cavani’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, it seems he will soon inevitably depart the French side based in the country’s capital.

Edinson Cavani is not the ancient player he might seem. His legs are still not ravaged by his 32 years of age and despite playing a peripheral role at PSG he has still scored five goals in twelve games this season.

Playing regularly at United, Cavani could still be an astute addition who could score prolifically. He is only just a few years older than Van Persie when he joined Old Trafford and his experience could be vital in the development of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. His height could also offer United another option to breakdown more rigid defences.

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