Edinson Cavani has been confirmed as a Manchester United player.

The Uruguayan international joins United as a free agent.

Cavani adds vital experience to a United front line which has struggled to score goals early this season.

Cavani is United’s second major deal of deadline day, following Alex Telles.

A future move for Amad Traore of Atalanta has also been agreed.

United’s club website says Cavani’s deal is for one year, with an option to extend for a further year.

Cavani said: “Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here.


Iโ€™ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club.

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team.

“His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.

“Heโ€™ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, heโ€™ll bring goals.

He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.

Edinson Cavani: Player profile

  1. Edinson Cavani has been one of the world’s top strikers for the past decade

    PSG paid ยฃ55 million to sign him from Napoli in 2013.

  2. Champions League experience

    Cavani has an impressive record in the Champions League. In 62 games he has scored 35 goals.

  3. Winning mentality

    Cavani has enjoyed staggering success in France with PSG. He won six Ligue 1 titles and four Coupe de France trophies.

  4. Goalscoring phenom

    Cavani netted 200 goals in 301 games for PSG. For former club Napoli he scored 104 in 138 matches.

  5. International star

    Cavani has played at three World Cups, lining up alongside ex-United forward Diego Forlan in 2010. He has 50 international goals for Uruguay.

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