As Manchester United celebrate their 3-0 victory over Olympiakos, reports reveal that Edison Cavani has rejected a move to the English club as he does not feel comfortable with the direction in which the English champions are heading under David Moyes.
As David Moyes prepares for a summer overhaul at Old Trafford, Edison Cavani seemed to be high up on his list as a possible replacement for Robin Van Persie. The Uruguayan striker has proved his merit on the European stage but is reportedly unsatisfied at PSG after playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahamovic. He had been regularly linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer but reports now suggest that Cavani has flatly rejected a move to Manchester United.
United have struggled miserably this year and have slipped up under David Moyes’s command. Apparently Cavani doubts the direction in which the club is moving under the new manager and believes that the time is not right to move to Manchester United given their recent predicament.
According to reports, a source close to Edison Cavani spoke to the press and reported that though the Uruguayan striker would have considered a move to United earlier under Sir Alex Ferguson, he is currently not interested in playing under David Moyes.
“He is well aware of United’s interest in him and at one stage this might have seemed like an attractive proposal.”
“But the fact is Manchester United can no longer offer him the standard of football he wants or thinks he deserves.”
“The club is going through huge changes and he doesn’t feel the time is right to even consider going to Old Trafford.”
This rejection will come as a huge blow for David Moyes who is now gaining a reputation of not being able to able to attract the best football talents to Manchester United. The English club under Sir Alex Ferguson was a dream destination for most players as United dominated the English Premier League for more than a decade. However the ‘chosen one’ has not been able to keep the Red Devils’ flag flying as United struggle to qualify for Champions League football next year.
This is a potentially big blow for United as the best footballers wont agree to anything less than Champions League while seeking a move to England. David Moyes understands the need to rebuild the team this summer and though he managed to convince Juan Mata to come to United, it now remains to be seen if other footballers will follow suit. There are also concerns regarding the loss of revenue that follows not playing Champions League. Their loss against Liverpool last weekend further widened the gap between United and the top four and Brendan Rodgers believes that United can find themselves in a Champions League exile if they fail to qualify for the tournament next season.