Man United boss urged to buy £53m striker

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Former Manchester United star Ruud van Nistelrooy has urged David Moyes to bring in Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani during this summer’s transfer window, according to the Express.

The Dutchman, who scored a total of 150 goals in 220 appearances for the Red Devils, believes that Cavani would help bring United up to speed with their closest Premier League rivals, and give them a chance at competing on all fronts once more.

The reigning English champions have been linked with the Uruguayan hitman, valued at a cool £53million, on and off for a number of weeks now and, despite the fact that there are several clubs chasing him, are being tipped to secure his signature this summer.

And such a move would have the backing of Van Nistelrooy, who thinks Cavani could offer more than the likes of rival forward Radamel Falcao.

“Cavani? I think he is a very good player,” the former United and Real Madrid star said.

"In my view, he would be a very good signing, but he has also recently signed for a big team.

"It will be expensive. But there is also Falcao, he may be an option for a pure number nine, to score goals.

"I think that with Van Persie and Rooney, David Moyes needs more than just a big scorer in his team."

With Moyes expected to condone a major financial outlay during the summer in order to revamp his squad, Old Trafford fans could well see a high-profile striker bought in to guarantee goals.

What that means for the partnership of Van Persie and Wayne Rooney however remains to be seen.

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