Not just Van Persie! Big United target makes statement on his future

Diego Lugano and Edison Cavani celbrating

Manchester United striker target Edinson Cavani has issued his own show of faith.

Robin van Persie gave an interview yesterday declaring his future to stay at Manchester United, and he was not the only top European player to make a similar move.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani had been answering similar questions about his own future, a player who had been touted as a replacement for Van Persie should he leave Old Trafford.

With rumours running rife early in the week, the Manchester Evening News claimed Cavani was a top target for Manchester United boss David Moyes.

They wrote: "Moyes is known to be an admirer of the Uruguayan powerhouse and the eye-watering £58m figure quoted should be within the Reds’ reach."

Not only did Laurent Blanc refute those rumours, but now Edinson Cavani himself has spoken out to draw a line under them.

The free scoring striker told L'Equipe: "A malaise of Cavani? I do not know what you're talking about. This is not true.

"In football, the things we talk about in the locker room should stay in the dressing room and private life must remain the privacy. I feel good at PSG and in Paris."

The quotes were also ran by Le10Sport, who described the striker's comments as 'setting the record straight'.

Just like Van Persie, we can only take them at face value, although a lot can happen between now in mid-March and the beginning of the transfer window in July.

With Van Persie staying, United don't need to go and sign Cavani - unless they were considering a serious upgrade on Javier Hernandez, rather than a striker happy to play a supporting role.

It seems though even if Van Persie was going, signing the Uruguayan might just have been impossible anyway?

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