The transfer came from thin air, and speaking with ESPN, Cavani admitted he was uncertain how to really feel about the signing.
In order to tell you the truth, the moment it occurred I believed it was great that United signed Cristiano, but understanding the current state of the game, the very first thing I did was call my brother Walter Fernando Guglielmone: Ferrando, if this had occurred a week ago, I’d have asked you to look for a brand new club for me, “Cavani said.
“I did not wish to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, that is not the reason I did not. Of course, not. I got to know him, he’s a good professional and has scored many goals. That’s just right for a sportsman. However as I say, after a long time in football, I understand how things are nowadays. That is the reason I called my brother.
It was more about comprehending the circumstance. ” Not because I will lose my place in Manchester, but since there’re plenty of things in football these days which will vary from the way they had been with other coaches, exactly how it had been before, years back.
“It came on so suddenly. I had no feeling at all that Ronaldo was returning. I was contemplating the coming season.
Cavani went on to say he recognizes the fans’ frustrations towards his injury problems, which have restricted the 35-year-old to 2 goals in eighteen appearances this season, but suggested there’re other things that have limited his participation this year.
“regardless of the injuries I’d that have kept me out, I have been through tough situations this season, different from what I faced last year,” Cavani said. “I called my brother back after a few months. He said: Edi, be positive! You’re going to do a great job.
Everything that happened has happened, and that is all that has happened. And here we are. But my attitude towards the game and my way of thinking provided me with strength in the first days and problems with injuries followed. But that is what happened in that time. ”
Cavani is going to leave United at the end of the season when his contract is up for renewal, and there is speculation that he is intent on staying in Europe despite the rumours of a switch to Boca Juniors.