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Man United forward Edinson Cavani makes honest FA Cup admission

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Edinson Cavani admits he has little knowledge of the FA Cup, but is desperate to win it for Manchester United in his debut season at the club.

The Uruguayan striker joined United as a free agent on deadline day of the summer window, bringing with him vast experience from his illustrious career across Europe.

Cavani won the Coppa Italia once with Napoli as well as 11 domestic cups during his trophy-laden spell with Paris Saint-Germain in France.

The 33-year-old will be desperate to win silverware during his first season at Old Trafford, although he admits he has no real knowledge of the FA Cup.

United have already beaten Watford and Liverpool in this year’s competition and ahead of their fifth round meeting with West Ham Cavani has spoken of his dreams to lift another famous trophy.

“I haven’t had chance to read or study about this trophy [the FA Cup] with any great depth, but I believe that every cup or piece of silverware is always very important,” he told official club media.

“I’ve always felt that way and that has always been my philosophy in life.

“For me, football is all about never-ending, continuous competition. Every game, whatever the stature of the trophy at stake, has a different impact amongst the fans and the public in general. But in my eyes, football is one hundred per cent about competing, in every kind of match.

“I’m thinking it must be a bit like the Cup in France, a competition that has many years of history behind it, and which features teams from the Second and Third Divisions, and teams knock each other out as they progress through the various rounds. And it’s a very prestigious trophy to lift because you can get drawn away from home against really tough opponents at awkward venues.

“I can easily imagine just how important a trophy it is. But over and above any of that, as I told you before, for me, football is all about competition, pure and simple, and you always have that desire to win, whatever cup you’re playing for, it’s always important. And as I always say, winning isn’t easy, and so when you win, you have to enjoy it, and you also have to try to get into the habit of winning.”

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