Thursday, May 6, 2021

Man United yet to decide on Cavani extension

Manchester United still haven’t reached a decision over the option to extend the employment of striker Edinson Cavani for another year after his current deal expires at the end of the season, according to Manchester Evening News.

United targeted a quality striker for a long time before finally landing Cavani last summer. They were initially interested in Joshua King in January 2020, who played for Bournemouth at the time. The talks between the two clubs failed and they brought in Odion Ighalo on loan instead, but when summer came and Cavani became a free agent with his contract with Paris Saint-Germain freshly expired, it made perfect sense as the experienced Uruguayan represent a significant step up from either of the previously mentioned players.

The 34-year-old has so far netted seven goals and assisted twice in 23 appearances across all competitions for United, and his presence on the pitch usually has huge benefits even when he isn’t on the score sheet. Manager ole Gunnar Solskjaer would apparently like to extend their cooperation, but those higher up at the club are yet to make their decision.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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