'Cavani is not in decline yet'

English Premier League

Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan believes new signing Edinson Cavani can make the same impact Zlatan Ibrahimovic did when he joined four years ago.

Cavani joined the Red Devils on a free transfer after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.

Ibrhamovic helped United secure the UEFA Europa League and League Cup titles back in the 2016/2017 season with 28 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.

“Edinson is still a great player. I’ve not seen any decline in him yet. I think he’s a top signing for United, just like Zlatan was. He’s that type of player," Forland told South China Morning Post.

"He’ll lead by example, by how he trains and how he plays. He’ll be a positive influence for the young players.

“He’s a winner who has won lots of trophies, a goalscorer who has scored wherever he has been, he assists too. He’s strong and his physique will be fine for English football. He’s quick, he’s highly motivated.”