Cavani looks to salvage World Cup hopes by linking up with fellow Man Utd flop

Edinson Cavani is planning to save his World Cup dream by linking up with former Manchester United flop Falcao at Rayo Vallecano, according to reports in Spain.

Cavani was persuaded to stay on for a second season at Old Trafford by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after notching 17 goals in his first year at Manchester United. However, the veteran striker went on to endure a miserable 12 months and struggled for regular action after Solskjaer was axed back in November.

The 35-year-old is a free agent after running his deal down at United and is desperate to find a new club to give him a crack at making the Uruguay squad for the World Cup later this year – and he has set his sights on a move to La Liga.

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According to a new report from Marca, Cavani has 'offered his services' to Vallecano, who made waves in Spain by snapping up Falcao last year. Like Cavani, Falcao endured a difficult time at Old Trafford during his previous stint in the top-flight.

The Colombian hitman arrived in the Premier League with a fearsome reputation after scoring goals for fun at Atletico Madrid and Monaco, but he managed just four goals in 29 appearances for United. He also followed up his uninspiring stint at Old Trafford with an equally disappointing loan at Chelsea the following year, where he netted just once in 12 appearances.

After spending time in Turkey with Galatasaray, Falcao was offered a career lifeline by Vallecano last summer – and Cavani is seemingly determinted to follow suit in the coming weeks.

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Although Cavani has 'always had a desire' to play in La Liga, the striker's €4million (£3.4m) salary demands could prove to be a stumbling block, and it's likely that a move would only materialise if Cavani is prepared to take a pay cut.

Cavani came under fire towards the end of last season after United's former interim boss Ralf Rangnick appeared to suggest that the ex-PSG man had 'ruled himself out' of a crunch derby clash with Manchester City back in March. United started the match without a recognised striker and were thumped 4-1 by their bitter rivals.

The veteran was linked with a dream switch to Barcelona back in January, but the Spanish giants have now turned their attention elsewhere.

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