Cavani, Mbappe exchange thoughts over Champions League reunion

Date published: Monday 19th October 2020 10:07 - Matthew Briggs

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Kylian Mbappe will be going all out to get one over on his old Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Edinson Cavani on Tuesday night.

Cavani signed for Manchester United on transfer deadline day but has been forced to isolate for 14 days after arriving from France.

The free-transfer signing was pictured training with United for the first time on Sunday. And will be hoping to make his United debut in the Champions League clash against his his former side.

Mbappe, 21, though will not be going easy on his old pal and will be aiming for glory.

Asked if would be weird to face his old team-mate, Mbappe told TF1 via Get Football News France: “Not at all. He is in a different team now, I wish him the best.

“We are going to play against him and try to beat him.”

Cavani, 33, is also ready for lift-off in Paris against his old club.



“I had a lot of different opportunities, I was excited to play in the Premier League and even more so for Manchester United. I am very motivated because I always want to play as much as possible, work, train and give the best of myself,” said Cavani.

“It’s going to be an experience an exceptional moment, that nobody thought would happen. It will be an incredible thing, beautiful emotions.”

Cavani arrival welcomed

While some pundits have questioned the arrival of the veteran forward.

The addition of Cavani has gone down well with United’s first-team squad, according to Odion Ighalo.

And the striker insists he will continue to push hard in the wake of the added competition.

“It’s good for the team, for everybody to be on their toes to work hard.

“For a big team, like Manchester United, you have to have competition for players to do well. I welcome the new guys coming in.

“They will bring more challenges to everyone in the team, to work hard for their positions to play in the team.”


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