Nemanja Matic delivers Man Utd transfer verdict after Cavani and Telles arrivals

Manchester United did not have the greatest summer as they missed out on top transfer target Jadon Sancho. However, they did capture a couple of players who fans are excited to see in action and Nemanja Matic have delivered his verdict on his club’s business.

United had only signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax heading into transfer deadline day.

But then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad got a boost with a new left-back in Alex Telles.

The Brazilian is expected to challenge Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams for a starting spot.

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Experienced forward Edinson Cavani also arrived at Old Trafford after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired in August.

The Uruguayan has been described as a panic decision by some outside of the club because of how the deal came to light in the final days of the window.

But Matic is impressed with the quality which has been brought into the team.

“It’s always good when we have additions to the team,” Matic told ManUtd.com. “We’ve signed quality players, so we will see what they can bring to our team.

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“So we’re happy; we are happy to see them. Hopefully they can fit very well in our team and they can win some trophies with us.

“I played against [Cavani] a few times. A great player, a great player. Very experienced. He scores goals, always. So I hope he will continue to do the same job for us.”

Matic expected to see new faces after the international break and insists he was not surprised by the last-minute transfers.

“Inside the club, we probably, more or less, know what is going on,” he added. “So we don’t need to read the papers to have more information.

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“But we’re always excited to see somebody come in and, of course, it’s always good to see new faces in the team, especially when we sign the quality players like we did.

“So yeah, I’m happy. I’m happy for the team and happy for them [the new players].”

Meanwhile, former Arsenal ace Paul Merson was not impressed with United swooping for Cavani.

“For me it’s a panic [buy],” he said. “I hope I’m wrong but it’s not a future signing and it’s not one that tells me they’re moving forward.

“It’s not one that tells me that in three or four years they’re going to catch up with Liverpool and Man City. This is not going to catch those two clubs up now.”

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