‘He’ll have to hit the round running… the pressure will be on’: Ryan Giggs says Edinson Cavani must make a flying start in a Manchester United shirt as he closes in on a stunning switch to Old Trafford
- Manchester United are set to pull off the shock signing of striker Edinson Cavani
- Questions are being asked after the Red Devils turned to the free agent
- Ryan Giggs feels Cavani will be under immediate pressure to prove his worth
- Giggs says Cavani has better chances of success than previous south Americans
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has acknowledged that Edinson Cavani must make an immediate impression at Old Trafford, ahead of his controversial deadline day arrival.
The Uruguayan is poised to complete a move to United on the final day of the summer transfer window, signing a lucrative contract after leaving Paris Saint Germain as a free agent.
Questions are already being asked regarding United’s thought process behind acquiring the 33-year-old, and Giggs feels Cavani has the character to succeed where other South Americans have failed at Old Trafford.
Edinson Cavani is set to arrive at Manchester United under huge expectations to perform
Speaking in his official press conference ahead of Wales facing England next week, Giggs was asked for his thoughts on Cavani’s imminent arrival.
‘It goes without saying he’s a world star,’ Giggs said.
‘My second game (as Wales manager) was against Uruguay and Cavani scored and I was really impressed with his work rate and quality.
United legend Ryan Giggs feels the striker has what it takes, but must hit the ground running
‘It’s about how quickly he beds in. We have seen South Americans who haven’t really come and done it like (Radamel) Falcao, (Angel) Di Maria and (Alexis) Sanchez, but Cavani, with his work rate, you expect him to make it.’
Well accustomed to the pressure that comes with the famous red shirt, Giggs admits the scrutiny placed upon Cavani’s move means the forward must make an immediate impression.
‘I think Cavani will have no problem with the size of the club. He’s got the experience to handle that.
‘But eyes will be on him straight away and if he does come he’ll have to hit the ground running because the pressure will be on.’
The transfer window is set to close at 11pm on Monday night, meaning all club business must be conducted and registered with the Premier League before this time.
United appear set to miss out on the signing of Jadon Sancho, despite pursuing the Borussia Dortmund star all summer.
Dortmund set United a deadline of August 10 much earlier in the transfer window, and the two sides have remained some way apart on transfer valuation ever since.
United look set to miss out on their top target Jadon Sancho, who has been tracked all summer
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