Cavani close to new Manchester United contract

May 1, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Edinson Cavani is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Manchester United.

The Uruguayan striker only signed a one-year deal upon his arrival at Old Trafford from Paris Saint Germain.

It initially looked like he would indeed only be a Red Devil for a solitary season with reports suggesting that he was set to sign for Boca Juniors come the end of the campaign.

However, suggestions from the BBC imply that the 33-year-old is close to agreeing a new contract in Manchester, news that will certainly be of relief to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Since his arrival, Cavani has been an extremely useful option having scored 12 goals and provided five assists in all competitions so far.

He continued that excellent form in the Red Devils 6-2 victory against AS Roma in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals by scoring twice and setting up a further three goals.

On the prospect of Cavani committing for a further year at Old Trafford, Solskjaer said: “He knows my feelings. He knows I would love to have him here.

“Edinson is more than just a goal poacher. He is excellent at running the channels, being the focal point and bringing others into play.

“He is making up for lost time and I am delighted with him. Hopefully we will see him here for another year. I am doing my best. I promised him Old Trafford is a different place with fans.

“Hopefully he can see himself being here for another year.”

Cavani will hope to carry his hot form into this weekend’s Premier League clash against Liverpool and currently sits at a price of 11/2 with Betfair to net the opening goal of the game.

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