Cavani recently revealed that he values the Spaniard a lot as a friend and he convinced him to take on the new challenge.
According to him, he and Herrera enjoyed a close friendship during that time at PSG and they will continue to be good mates at different clubs.
He added that he has always wanted to play English football and Manchester United was a very big attraction for him.
His words, “I spoke with Ander a lot, as well as other team-mates, like Angel Di Maria, who I was also with at Paris,”
“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. So yes, it’s true that after I’d finished talking with Ander, we came to an agreement here with the club.
“I hadn’t known Ander for too long, but we formed and enjoyed a close friendship during that time at PSG, and, today, we are still very good mates.”
“Yes, we did have a lot of different options, and these at a time where things aren’t easy, neither in sport nor in the world in general.
“However I was very attracted by the chance to play in English football, and what’s more, for Manchester United, so that was a really big attraction for me, and a huge motivation too, because I feel that I still have a big desire to compete, to work hard and to give the best of myself.
“Let’s hope that I can be up to the task and can represent this club, and along with everyone, help take it to the top.“