Edinson Cavani said a last-minute conversation with Ander Herrera helped convince him to join Manchester United.

Prolific striker Cavani ended protracted speculation about his future by signing for United on transfer deadline day following his summer departure from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 33-year-old was linked with a host of different clubs but revealed advice from former United midfielder Herrera, who he lined up alongside in Paris, played a crucial role in his final decision.

“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.