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‘Agent’ Van Persie takes credit for Man Utd’s Cavani capture having talked up move for ‘goal machine’
October 6, 2020
Robin van Persie is looking to claim his share of credit for Edinson Cavani ending up at Manchester United, with “Agent RVP” having led calls for a Uruguayan “goal machine” to be acquired.
He told SPORTbible when asked who he would pick to lead the line for United: “EdinsonCavani. I woulddefinitely gofor Cavani; he’s very fit, he’s a provengoalscorer, a goal machine, he has proven it atNapoli, PSG andUruguay.
“With him, if he starts, he will get you 25 goals a season. I’ve watched him play, I’ve played against him, he is like a propergoalscorer. He lives by scoringgoalsso I’d go for him.”
Van Persie was not the only ex-United star to make such a suggestion , with Louis Saha telling the Football Index Podcast after seeing Cavani hit the free agent pool: “I’ve followed him for many years and I’m gutted there doesn’t seem to be an interest there. For me, Cavani would be the best fit this summer.
“Cavani has a great eye for goal and his leadership would be a great asset. He has qualities that are very difficult to find on the transfer market.”
While interest from the Red Devils was late in arriving, with the 2020-21 campaign already underway, they did get there eventually and confirmed the capture of a new frontman on deadline day.
And Van Persieis pleased to have seen a deal pushed through, with his advice finally being heeded.
The Dutchman posted on Twitter: “Agent RVP. Glad to see you were listening @ManUtd!
“Brilliant signing and adds plenty of experience. Will improve players around him even more #Martial #Rashford #Greenwood #GoalMachine”
Cavani’s capture is not the only United deal that Van Persie predicted. He also said back in February when asked what other business the Red Devils needed: “Maybe one midfielder in a playmaker role.
“Though to be fair I watched Bruno Fernandes and he looks very good to me, very silky.
“But I would add one other one to put next to him, then with one player who stops the opponent attacking, that is what I like to see. I like to play with five attacking, creative-minded players.”