Dimitar Berbatov believes Edinson Cavani has been treated UNFAIRLY by Manchester United after Cristiano Ronaldo’s return… with the former Red Devils striker urging the Uruguayan to leave Old Trafford for Barcelona
- Edinson Cavani has played a minor role up front for Man United so far this season
- Sportsmail revealed that Cavani is unhappy at Old Trafford and could leave soon
- Barcelona are one of the clubs who have registered an interest in the forward
- Dimitar Berbatov claims Cavani has been treated unfairly by United this season
- The ex-United forward claims Cristiano Ronaldo’s return has impacted Cavani
Dimitar Berbatov believes Edinson Cavani has been treated unfairly by Manchester United following the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford and has urged him to leave.
Injury problems and the £20million return of Ronaldo to the Red Devils have limited Cavani to just three starts this season, after becoming a key player at Old Trafford last season by scoring 17 goals in his debut campaign in England.
Sportsmail understands the 34-year-old Uruguayan forward is a target for Barcelona in the January transfer market, but that United want him to see out the remaining six months of his contract.
Dimitar Berbatov has urged Edinson Cavani (above) to quit Manchester United for Barcelona
Injury problems and Cristiano Ronaldo’s (left) return has limited Cavani (right) to three starts
And Berbatov believes that the Uruguayan forward should be playing more at Old Trafford this season – something which he is more likely to get in Spain.
‘Despite a good season last time out, Cavani hasn’t played enough,’ Berbatov told Betfair. ‘When someone like Ronaldo comes into the club, he takes all the spotlight, he plays every game and in the world of football this happens.
‘It’s not a fair situation because Cavani did so well for the team last season, he earned a new deal but Ronaldo has taken his place in the team. It’s not fair but this happens in football.
‘If there’s a chance for Cavani to leave the club, if there is an offer from Barcelona, then of course he will be thinking about taking it to get more football, and if he will get more game time in La Liga then I will support him and say “go there and play, it sounds like a great deal, great money and you’re not 24 anymore.”‘
Berbatov claims Cavani has been treated unfairly by United after scoring 17 goals last season
Cavani was linked with a move to Boca Juniors last summer but was convinced by ex-United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pen a one-year extension in May this year.
The 34-year-old could now leave in January, six months after penning his new deal, with Argentine outlet TyC claiming he has rejected Boca Juniors and has his heart set on a move to Barcelona next month.
Meanwhile, Andre Cury – an agent involved in taking Neymar to Barcelona in 2013 – believes there is a situation which could see Cavani link up with Brazilian outfit Corinthians.
Former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) convinced Cavani to prolong his United stay in May
‘He is unhappy at United. He’s a guy I already know a little about his history because we almost brought him to Palmeiras the other time,’ Cury told Torcedores.
‘He’s a guy who owns a farm in Uruguay and likes to be close to home, so in that sense there might be some possibility. Now, obviously if he has an offer from Barcelona, he won’t come to Brazil.
‘If he has no choice other than Barcelona or that level of a big club that plays in the Champions League, then I think there’s a chance for the deal [with Corinthians] to happen, yes.’