Man Utd star Edinson Cavani eyes Premier League title in first season with club

Edinson Cavani is on a mission to help Manchester United challenge for the title at the first time of asking.

The Uruguayan international has joined United on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint Germain in June.

Cavani is training alone at home after being forced to quarantine for two weeks following his arrival in England from Paris, due to Covid-19 rules.

The 33-year-old lifted six Ligue 1 titles during his time with PSG on his way to becoming the club's record goalscorer – and also lifted the Copa America trophy with Uruguay in 2011.

United finished third in the Premier League last season – 33 points behind eventual winners Liverpool – and have not been crowned kings of English football since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Cavani wants United to challenge for the title again as well as compete in their other competitions.

He reckons it is unthinkable for a club the size of United not to even consider winning the biggest domestic prize available and he said: "I believe that you can't help but think that a club like Manchester United can aspire to win the title.

"Starting with the Premier League, and then moving on to other trophies."

United, meanwhile, are plotting another raid on Real Madrid in a bid to lure Raphael Varane to Old Trafford.

United failed to strengthen their defence in the summer transfer window, despite it being identified as the weakest area of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

Old Trafford bosses have identified Varane as the centre back they want to partner Harry Maguire in the heart of their defence.

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The France international, 27, who has come close to joining United on two previous occasions, has become embroiled in a contract dispute with Real.

His current deal runs out in 2022.

And the Spanish giants have refused to offer him a new one, offering United genuine hope they can land him on a cut-price deal next summer.

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