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Dimitar Berbatov verdict on Man Utd deals for Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles

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Dimitar Berbatov has opened up on Manchester United’s summer transfer window with verdicts on Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles.

The Reds made some late moves in the transfer window which included deals for former Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani and Telles, who was signed from Porto.

Berbatov believes Cavani could have a big impact at Old Trafford similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic from 2016 to 2018 with United.

“I am a huge fan of Cavani. He brings lots of goals and plenty of experience, and that can only be a benefit. It’s a fair question to ask why maybe United didn’t sign him sooner, but probably they were working at something else that fell through, and he was a brilliant alternative,” Berbatov told Betfair .

“The likes of Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larsson had huge impacts late in their careers at United, and Cavani can do the same. He can be a great help to Martial, Rashford, and Greenwood. He is sure to have had a good talk with Ole before signing, and while he won’t have demanded to play every game, he isn’t coming to sit on the bench either.

“Some will say this is a panic buy, but with the speculation of players that didn’t sign, it’s clear they wanted an attacking player. Sancho may not have worked out, so they get Cavani instead, and he can score goals. The really interesting question is how it affects the young boys, and what this means for Ighalo.”

Meanwhile, on the arrival of Telles from Porto, Berbatov hopes that the 27-year-old can compete for a spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Berbatov added: “I don’t know a huge amount about Telles, but it is good to have cover for Luke Shaw, and also Brandon Williams can learn from him. Hopefully he can get straight into the team and be competitive for a spot.

“To me though, the mistakes seem to come from the centre of defence, and hopefully this vote of confidence from Ole will help those central defenders to improve.”

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