Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to move for Edinson Cavani if Wayne Rooney fails to impress him during the club’s pre-season tour of America, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Dutchman will be assessing his squad closely in the coming weeks after making his switch to Old Trafford official following the World Cup, with ensuring he has the players to mount a title charge his aim.

Rooney recently signed a new contract at United, but with LVG set to use Robin van Persie as the focal point of his attack, the England international’s future has been thrown into doubt.

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Sir Alex Ferguson axed ‘Wazza’ from his first-team before retiring as he couldn’t adjust to play with RVP, and the new Red Devils chief is rumoured to have similar concerns.

It’s understood that the tour of USA will be used to assess Rooney’s versatility, and if the former teenage prodigy cannot adjust well Cavani is the top target to replace him.

The Uruguayan only joined PSG last year in a £50m deal, but is already thought to be agitating for a switch away from Ligue 1.

There is also the possibility of an exchange, with the Parisians having been interested in the United star in the past.

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