Diego Forlan is confident that the idea of Harry Kane and Erling Haaland moving to Manchester United for the next campaign is pleasing to the Uruguay international.
has been impressive ever since he joinedManchester United
in October, meeting the target 16 times during 33 matches. The Uruguayan put pen to paper for a one-year extension earlier this month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
is still considering signing a new striker in the summer transfer window as the Norwegian tactician is aiming to reach the Europa League final by closing the gap on Manchester City.
featured alongside the 34-year-old for Uruguay and revealed that if United sign
, Cavani will be thrilled.
Bringing in competition is good when you play so many games – and that is Manchester United every year,”
Forlan told the
PA news agency
before the Red Devils’ Europa League final clash against Villarreal.
“I would not see that as bad. Of course they can play alongside together, like they play (Luis) Suarez and Cavani together in the national team.
“I don’t think if one of them (Kane or Haaland) is going to come, if they have the opportunity to do it, then Cavani or the player who arrives to Old Trafford is going to be on the bench.
“No way. I think it’s going to bring more competition and do good things as well for the young players.
“He (Cavani) has been playing in Europe for so many years with competition – PSG, Napoli and also the national team. He likes competition.”
Although Cavani turned 34, Forlan is not surprised by the amount of success he has earned in England.
It’s not only about the movement, which is really important in a football player, because you don’t play with the ball the whole 90 minutes,”
“You have to time every chance because you touch the ball for a very few minutes.
“The way he plays without the ball is very important and also the way he scores goals.
“He also has the maturity and understands the game much better instead of before when he was maybe running more than he is now. Now he understands that sometimes he doesn’t need to run as much as he was doing before.
“He’s in good shape, he’s a professional person and has played a very important role for the team. Not only on the pitch, but outside the pitch.
“He has played the way I expected him to. He is a great player, physically strong. He is getting older, but he is still in very good physical condition and I am not surprised at all that he is scoring goals.
“He is confident, you can see the way he is playing and participating in every play. He is arriving at a great time and a great moment in the final in his best shape.”
The Europa League final will be between the two clubs Forlan had previously played for. He believes a victory for United will verify Solskjaer’s position at the club.
It’s going to be very special for him, the opportunity to win (a trophy) as coach and manager at a great club like Manchester United,”
“He used to win so many trophies for the club, scoring great goals in the finals.
“It’s different but it will be a confirmation for him as the coach. For him to continue in charge with the team will be really special for him.”