Cavani opens up about the impact Solskjaer and his teammates had in his contract extension

The Manchester United center-forward has secured a one-year extension to his contract at Old Trafford.

Edinson Cavani's brilliance helped Man United thrash Roma 6-2 in the Europa Leagues semi-final first leg clash at the Old Trafford on Thursday; Credit: Twitter/@ManUtd
By Karthik Raman | May 11, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Edinson Cavani’s impact has been massive since he joined the club at the beginning of the season. The Uruguayan international has scored 15 times from 35 matches for the club in all competitions this term. It is to be noted that the center-forward started on the bench in quite a few of these matches. Impressively, he has five goals in just four Europa League matches. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his teammates would have understandably been delighted with Cavani securing a one-year extension to his contract at Old Trafford.

When asked about the impact Solskjaer had in his decision-making, Cavani told the club website, “Talking about the relationship with the manager, I think that any influence he has had hasn’t just been now at the moment of signing a new contract, but from the very first moment, even before I had signed, with conversations that I had with the manager.”

“The way that he put his trust in me, the way that he made his feelings known about me and the confidence that he had with me, that was great from the word go. But over time and as the months have passed, the situation has just confirmed what I originally thought about Ole and that confidence that he gave me.”

“I think when you are a player, it gives you a huge amount of confidence when you know you have the backing of not only your manager but also other people around you. When you do get glowing comments about you, that is a real positive and is something that you are really grateful for.”

Cavani on his teammates

The Uruguayan has also opened up about the role his teammates have had in making him stay at the club. “One thing I would like to add here, which is very much to do with this question you have just asked me, is that it’s a lot to do with my team-mates,” he started.

“I have been really touched and moved by the lads in the dressing room, saying stuff like: ‘Edi, you can’t go; stay, stay, we love you, we don’t want you to leave’. You know, honestly and sincerely, that does give you that extra motivation to want to stay somewhere and gives you a real lift.”

“It makes you want to give that extra bit more for the team, to want to stay longer, to try to achieve something and do your bit for the team in the future, so I was really touched by that.”

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