“When I look at this now with Chris Smalling gone, I look at United’s options at centre-back and the fact the window isn’t open again, this could be a really really long three months for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I get it, I get they didn’t want to go and overspend for Upamecano or anyone else and wanted to bide their time.
“But if you can’t get that [top level player], go and get a veteran, a guy who knows his way around.
“There were so many guys around there who were available on loans or short-term deals, similar to Cavani, just to get a warm body in so that your first option off the bench isn’t Eric Bailly or Phil Jones, or Axel Tuanzebe and guys like that.”
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