Manchester United are ‘confident’ in keeping Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford next season. The Uruguayan signed a one-year deal in October 2020 with an option to extend further.
#ManchesterUnited are confident to reach an agreement with Edinson #Cavani to extend the contract until 2022. #BocaJuniors have offered a contract until December 2023, but #MUFC are pushing to close the deal soon. #transfers #mutd
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 7, 2021
“He was out for a long time before he came here,” Solskjaer said after the team’s first Europa League semi-finals leg against Roma.
“He’s had injuries, worked hard and showed his quality. He knows I’d love to have him for another year. I understand it’s been very difficult for him.
“I’ve promised him Old Trafford and Manchester is a different place with fans in and I must try to get that feeling that Manchester is a good place to live. I’m doing my best.
“We don’t have to sell it to him; it’s about how he feels coming in every day, the team we are creating, he’s part of it.”
Is the number 7 curse over?
The striker is so far living up to the iconic number 7 shirt for the Red Devils. Cavani has scored 7 goals in his last 6 games, including a brace in each of the Europa League semi-final legs against AS Roma.
The veteran forward has 14 goals in all competitions this season, averaging a goal every 131 minutes for Man United, the current best rate for any United player.
“El Matador” has been a real treat for Manchester United fans who’ll be looking to seal the club’s first trophy at Gdansk under Solskjaer this season.
Solskjaer is the first person to reach a major European final as both a player and a manager for the Red Devils.
Do you think United can convince Cavani to renew his contract another year?
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