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New man Edinson Cavani 'came close to joining club seven years ago... but then-boss David Moyes turned down deal despite THREE separate scouting trips and Ed Woodward urging him to sign striker' David Moyes turned down the chance to sign Edinson Cavani while at United Ed Woodward encouraged Moyes to add the Uruguayan to the United squad But the then-manager was unimpressed with Cavani after three scouting trips  He has, however, signed for United seven years later - completing a two year deal

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published: 17:24 BST, 7 October 2020 | Updated: 17:38 BST, 7 October 2020

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David Moyes turned down the opportunity to sign new star Edinson Cavani while managing the Red Devils in 2013.

According to The Athletic, Ed Woodward encouraged Moyes to add the Uruguayan striker to the United squad after the new manager left Everton to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

However, a deal never materialised as Moyes was left unimpressed with the forward after three separate scouting trips.

David Moyes turned down the chance to Edinson Cavani while in charge at Manchester United

David Moyes turned down the chance to Edinson Cavani while in charge at

Cavani completed a transfer to joined Paris Saint-Germain for £58million instead and went on to score 200 goals in 301 games before leaving on a free transfer in June.

Seven years later, Cavani has now signed a two-year deal with and will earn a wage of £210,000-per-week after tax.

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