Manchester United signed Edinson Cavani as one of the four transfers made on deadline day but the Uruguayan international striker could have joined them earlier.

Cavani has signed for the Red Devils on a free transfer on the back of the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in France.

Alongside him, Manchester United also signed Brazilian left-back Alex Telles from FC Porto and wingers Facundo Pellestri and Amad Traore on transfer deadline day.

Pellestri joined from Atletico Penarol in the Uruguayan first division, while Traore will join in January 2021 after the Red Devils agreed on a deal with Serie A team Atalanta.

On Edinson Cavani, The Atheltic revealed that former Manchester United boss David Moyes scouted him three times shortly after his appointment as the Red Devils boss in 2013 and that he decided against signing him.

David Moyes was not impressed with what he saw during the three scouting missions.

Manchester United wanted a marquee signing that summer as they were hoping to make a statement in the aftermath of the exit of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson that summer.

David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2013. Sir Alex Ferguson is responsible for the last Premier League title win at Manchester United during the 2012/13 season.

Cavani went on to sign for PSG from Napoli and he scored 200 goals in 301 appearances for the French club.


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