Cavani is Manchester United’s new star – but he nearly quit football altogether


Premier League Striker and his partner were laid low by coronavirus

Edinson Cavani, new player of Manchester United.Edinson Cavani, new player of Manchester United.
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Edinson Cavani is Manchester United’s new star striker, but he has revealed how close he came to quitting the game after contracting the coronavirus. The Uruguayan joined the Red Devils on the final day of the transfer window, but before that he had considered his future in the game after the virus had entered into his family.

“We did a test after coming back to Spain from holiday,” Cavani told Argentinian radio programme 2 de Punta.”It was negative, but we did it again as my girlfriend had symptoms.” This time it came back positive, and the effects took their toll. “The truth is that we were suffering, mainly from the fear it gave us,” Cavani said. “Luckily now we are fine.”

At that time, I wasn’t thinking about football, I was just thinking about family, and how it was to be at home [in Uruguay], with everyone near”

Edinson Cavani

It was after this point – and having left Paris Saint-German – that the prolific frontman considered hanging up his boots to focus on the health of his family. “At that time, I wasn’t thinking about football, I was just thinking about family, and how it was to be at home [in Uruguay], with everyone near,” the 33 year old said.

Cavani pasa un da con el ballet de Uruguay… y les ensea a rematar de cabeza!

“Everything that’s going on has resulted in so much uncertainty, because no one knows what the solution will be.” In the end, Cavani recovered well and when he saw domestic leagues beginning again, started thinking once again about football, which led to his arrival in Manchester. “I wanted to have a team,” he said.

“And I’m glad that I made the decision I did. “Now I just want to pull on the shirt.” Cavani has signed a one-year deal with United, with an option for a second. He also has a clause in his contract stating that he will be able to leave the club at the end of his first year without any obstruction.



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