Swap Rooney For Cavani? Why Manchester United Should Use England International As Makeweight To Land Flexible PSG Star

Rumours are trickling in that Manchester United have made a mammoth offer for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani. However, I would like to see the Old Trafford board offer Wayne Rooney as a makeweight. Hear me out.

Cavani would offer us flexibility and is less of a diva than Rooney. While the England international whinged when deployed from the left, Cavani played an entire season on the right of attack last season, supporting Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the central role, and got on with his job admirably.

The Uruguayan scored 16 Ligue 1 goals last season and another four in the Champions League.

Manchester United have always been a side that play 4-4-2 with a rigid structure, but Louis van Gaal prefers 4-3-3.

The front three is so important to this as the wingers are expected to chip in defensively, close down opponents but then to spring forward and penetrate the space in behind players.

With Robin van Persie leading the line, I would have Adnan Januzaj on the left and Cavani on the right, with Juan Mata just in behind.

Should van Persie pick up an injury, Cavani can go central and one of Antonio Valencia, Shinji Kagawa or Ashley Young could fill in down the right.

United fans, would you swap Rooney for Cavani?

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