Updated: 7 days ago
Solskjaer convinced prolific striker Cavani to join the Red Devils.
Cavani signed a one-year contract at Old Trafford with the option to extend a year further.
Edinson Cavani is delighted to have secured a move to Manchester United and he has revealed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was key in his decision to join the club.
Cavani ended rumours about his future by putting pen to paper on a deal at United on transfer deadline day after leaving Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain during the summer.
“We spoke a bit about the mental side of things, and a little about how you can go about preparing for each game," he told Manchester United's website.
"About what it is to compete, about what is important within a group - and you could say that we agreed strongly on a lot of the things we spoke about and discussed.
"I believe that when you pretty much agree on things like this and think in a similar way, I reckon it also makes you want to join a club even more, and to then give of your best, train hard and prepare yourself in the best way you can.”
The Uruguay striker admitted that he had an eleventh-hour conversation with PSG midfielder Ander Herrera who helped convince him to make the move.
"Yes, I spoke with Ander a lot, as well as other team-mates, like Angel Di Maria," said Cavani. "It was genuinely getting to the last minute and I called Ander to have a chat.
"I have a lot of admiration for Ander, for the kind of person he is and I had the feeling that his words were going to help me out, by telling me a bit about what it was like at United.
"And so, yes, it's true that after I'd finished talking with Ander, we came to an agreement here with the club."