Edinson Cavani has revealed how he sought the advice of Ander Herrera and, quite surprisingly, Angel Di Maria before making his last-minute move to Manchester United on deadline day.
The Uruguayan had become a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year, and had been linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Benfica.
However, it was United who managed to convince the striker to join them on a free which saw him put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Old Trafford.
Edinson Cavani (L) reveals how he sought Ander Herrera's (R) advice before joining Man Utd
Cavani (left) also spoke with former United winger Angel Di Maria (right) over a move
And the 33-year-old revealed that his personal chat with ex-United midfielder Herrera played a big part in making his move to the club happen.
'I spoke with Ander a lot, as well as other team-mates, like Angel Di Maria, who I was also with at Paris,' Cavani told United's official website. '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.
'So yes, it's true that after I'd finished talking with Ander, we came to an agreement here with the club.
Herrera says he told old PSG team-mate Cavani not to turn down a move to Old Trafford
'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.'
It may come as a surprise to United fans that Cavani enlisted the help of Di Maria over a move to United, considering the Argentine's stint at the club left a sour taste in his mouth.
In the years following his