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Cavani admits he would've jumped at chance to join Man Utd from Palermo in 2010

Edinson Cavani admits he would have jumped at the chance to join Manchester United in 2010.

The Uruguayan was linked with United whilst he was starring for Italian side Palermo.

Cavani eventually joined Napoli and then PSG before arriving at Old Trafford last summer.

Asked by MUTV if he was aware of interest and would you have come had a bid materialised, Cavani replied: "(Smiles) Just imagine it! I can't remember exactly what happened.

"I do remember there was talk about one or two different teams – but hey, if I'd had that opportunity, I would have taken it, of course I would, without giving it a second thought.

"I don't remember definitively if that was the case. But what I do remember is that I was due to travel to the World Cup in South Africa, and during that tournament, I had a conversation with Napoli.

"And well, I told them if they had faith in me and wanted me to go there, trust and confidence are worth a lot to me, so I made my decision and after Palermo I made the move to Napoli."

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