Edinson Cavani has lifted the lid on a conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which convinced him to join Manchester United.
United signed Cavani on a free transfer on deadline day after the striker left Paris-Saint Germain during the summer.
The 33-year-old will bring huge experience to the Premier League side's forward line after penning a 12-month deal with the option of a second year.
And he says he made up his mind to switch to Old Trafford after realising similar values with United legend Solskjaer – such as a team ethic and a winning mentality.
“We spoke a bit about the mental side of things, and a little about how you can go about preparing for each game," Cavani told United's official website.
"About what it is to compete, about what is important within a group – and you could say that we agreed strongly on a lot of the things we spoke about and discussed.
"Things like self-sacrifice, commitment to your team-mates, creating a competitive spirit, and thinking of others, and competing altogether – all things that I really like and appreciate.
He added: "I believe that when you pretty much agree on things like this and think in a similar way, I reckon it also makes you want to join a club even more, and to then give of your best, train hard and prepare yourself in the best way you can.”
Cavani is PSG's record goalscorer with 200 goals in 301 games, and has bagged 341 club goals in total for the Ligue 1 side plus Napoli and Palermo, as well as 50 for Uruguay.
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United hope his experience can benefit United's young stars such as Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
However, he won't be able to make his Premier League debut against Newcastle next Saturday as he self-isolates following his arriving from France last weekend.
"Currently I’m busy training at home, as I’m complying with the rules and staying in quarantine after coming into the country," he said.
"So yes, as I said before, I’m champing at the bit and keen to be able to get started, training with my team-mates, just as soon as I can. And with that, make myself available for the manager.”
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