Legendary Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has revealed that he called Ander Herrera, before joining Manchester United.
The former Napoli forward signed a one-year deal with the Red Devils after leaving Paris Saint Germain on a free.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Cavani revealed: “I spoke with Ander a lot, as well as other team-mates, like Angel Di Maria, who I was also with at Paris.
“It was genuinely getting to the last minute and I called Ander to have a chat. I have a lot of admiration for Ander, for the kind of person he is, and I had the feeling that his words were going to help me out, by telling me a bit about what it was like at United. And so yes, it’s true that after I’d finished talking with Ander, we came to an agreement here with the club.
“I hadn’t known Ander for too long, but we formed and enjoyed a close friendship during that time at PSG, and, today, we are still very good mates.”
Since Edinson Cavani made his Palermo debut in March 2007, only Lionel Messi (432) and Cristiano Ronaldo (416) have scored more goals in Europe’s top five leagues than the Uruguayan (250).