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Edinson Cavani will leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer

Edinson Cavani will leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer (AFP via Getty)

Paul Scholes believes Edinson Cavani was a “disgrace” to him Manchester United this season and claims Raphael Varane “got away with it” after his injury-hit season at Old Trafford.

Cavani’s contract with United expires next month and the Uruguay international will leave Old Trafford on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old has barely played for United this season, starting just seven Premier League games.

Varane struggled with injuries after joining from Real Madrid last year and has managed just 20 starts in his debut season in the Premier League.

Following Erik ten Hag’s arrival at Old Trafford this week, Scholes has urged United’s board of directors to back the Dutchman after his ’embarrassing’ season.

“It will be interesting to see how many leave. Obviously Paul [Pogba] is out of contract, jesse [Lingard] is also without a contract. It will be interesting to see how many he wants to change, I think there would be quite a few,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“I still think there’s a core of some really good players, there’s some good, young, talented players in this squad.

Raphael Varane's first season at Manchester United was hampered by injury

Raphael Varane’s first season at Manchester United was hampered by injury (Getty)

“We thought nine months ago we were all talking about them challenging for the league, we were definitely a bit wrong about that.

“But there’s a really good group of players there, I’m sure. Two, three, maybe four additions of real quality come into the squad he needs.

“You know what, we go back to last year too, we thought Ronaldo comes in, Varane comes in. You think, ‘yes, let’s go’.

“Varane was disappointing. I think he got off a bit. Many injuries, hardly played.

“Cavani was a disgrace this year, he hardly played. He pulled out of the Middlesbrough game because he had to travel back from wherever he was.

“Funnily enough, since that game at Middlesbrough last night, I’ve heard that United have only won five games out of 18 or so since then.

“It was embarrassing, this manager needs support now. Who is helping him? The club upstairs is still a bit chaotic, we don’t know exactly.

“But I think the money will be there. If he gets the right players, he gets his way of playing, doesn’t take nonsense from these so-called big star players, then I think he’ll be fine.

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