Newcastle vs Man Utd: Paul Scholes blasts Cavani

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Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has slammed the club's new signing, Edinson Cavani, ahead of the Red Devils' Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Saturday.

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Cavani joined Man United on transfer deadline day as a free agent after ending his seven-year spell with PSG this summer.

The 33-year-old signed a one-year contract with Man United, with an option for a further year.

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But Scholes believes Cavani will not take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to the next level.

According to the former midfield maestro, the Uruguay striker should have been a four months loan signing for Man United because he did not play a lot of football for PSG last season.

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Asked what sort of season he expects Cavani to have, Scholes told Stadium Astro: "Well, we'll have to wait and see won't we.

"Obviously in his day, he's been a top-quality centre-forward. There's no doubt about that. But he's 33 years old, and looked like he was going to retire.

"He's not played a lot of football for PSG last season. Will Cavani be a success at United?

"Five, six years ago, yeah he's a great signing; he'll take us into that next level possibly. But I just don't think he'll take us to the next level now.

"But that's what Manchester United seems to be now. It seems to be - I think of the forwards we have... Cavani, he should be a loan signing.

"If you're struggling without a centre-forward it should be a two or three month loan signing just to get through a sticky period."


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