Solskjaer sounded out two ex-Man Utd stars before signing Cavani

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer consulted two former Manchester United players before he opted to sign Edinson Cavani.

The striker arrived in the summer on a free having left PSG when his contract expired.

Already he has made an impact at Old Trafford, scoring on seven occasions and having an influence on the club's fellow forwards.

But just to make sure Solskjaer was signing the right man he spoke to Ander Herrera and Diego Forlan.

The former was a United player at the beginning on the Norwegian's reign. He left to join PSG so spent a year in Cavani's company.

Diego Forlan, who was a Red Devil for two years, was also sounded out regarding his compatriot.

“I haven’t been surprised by Edinson, just impressed,” the United boss told the club's official website.

“I spoke to Ander Herrera and Diego Forlan and other players who knew Edinson. Every single one of them sang Edinson’s praises for his attitude, his personality – and that is exactly what we have seen.

”I can only say that I have been really impressed with him. But surprised, no, because I knew what we were getting.“

Cavani has been used as an impact sub but also as the central figure in attack.

His two-goal performance sealed a comeback win at Southampton in November and he has continued to come up with big moments.

The 34-year-old signed a one-year deal when he arrived in Manchester but Solskjaer has hinted that he could be staying a little longer.

“I will sit down with him at the end of the season,” said the Norwegian.

“We will have a discussion with Edinson and between ourselves at the club. But I have to say that what he’s done has been very positive. All I will say is that I hope the weather in Manchester will improve for him!”

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