‘One of the first objectives is to be champions’: Manchester United new boy Edinson Cavani targets the Premier League TITLE… despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s woeful start to the deason
- Edinson Cavani has vowed to fight for silverware instantly at Manchester United
- The 33-year-old moved to Old Trafford as a free agent from PSG on deadline day
- Winning the Premier League title is his first priority in a Manchester United shirt
- With PSG he picked up six league titles in just seven years playing in Ligue 1
- United have started the season with home defeats by Crystal Palace and Spurs
Edinson Cavani is keen to restore a winning mentality to Manchester United after vowing his first mission is to help his new side to the Premier League title this season.
Cavani arrived at Old Trafford as a free agent on deadline day after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and claimed that as one of the biggest sides in the world, United should always be fighting to win championships.
Despite having won a record 20 top flight crowns, United have stumbled in recent seasons and have now gone seven years since their last success under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Edinson Cavani has targeted the Premier League title at Manchester United after arriving at Old Trafford on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain
Their best finish since was as distant runners-up under Jose Mourinho in 2018 and they have started this season poorly with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side having lost two of their first three games including a 6-1 home thrashing by Tottenham Hotspur.
Cavani, who won six league titles in France, told United’s website: ‘I think any player who is competitive by nature always wants to be able to win silverware.
‘You always work hard so you can give the best account of yourself, and based on performing at your best, you can get the right results.
United are the record winners of the English top flight with 20 triumphs but are without success since the 2012-13 campaign under Sir Alex Ferguson
‘Then, when you’ve picked up the right results, you can go on to win trophies and achieve big things.
‘I’ve just joined one of the biggest clubs in the world and I think that one of the first objectives it has, as a club, is to win and be champions.
‘I believe that you can’t help but think that a club like Manchester United can aspire to win the title.
‘Starting with the Premier League, and then moving on to other trophies.
‘That’s what I would like to achieve with this club, win trophies, win titles, and then to be able to make the same impression here that I’ve always tried to make with every club I’ve played at.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side though have started the Premier League season poorly this term
Having arrived in the UK frim Paris, the 33-year-old is training alone under quarantine as he prepares to make his debut.
The two-week period means he will miss Saturday’s clash against Newcastle United but he could make his debut against his former club PSG on October 20 in the Champions League.
‘I was thinking it was just fate and how things can turn out,’ Cavani added.
‘It’s simply incredible, things always happen for a reason, and sometimes in the most unbelievable ways.
They have lost two of their first three games including a 6-1 home thrashing by Tottenham
‘So now it’s my turn to experience one of those kind of moments that you could never imagine happening, and when you look back, they really do.
‘But it will be a great feeling and a nice experience and it’s something that I’m very pleased about.
‘I’m probably just missing that contact with my team-mates, and getting up to speed on the training ground and the intensity of a game itself.
‘But, from the moment I start training with my team-mates, I can get up to speed in as short a period as possible and be competing straight away and giving my best for the group.’
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