Edinson Cavani is aiming to get ‘better’ and keep ‘improving’

The Uruguayan is enjoying an excellent first season for Manchester United, helping them consolidate second place in the league and reach the Europa League final.

Edinson Cavani in a file photo; Credit: Manchester United Twitter
By Karthik Raman | May 20, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Edinson Cavani has proven to be Manchester United’s best signing of the season. Due to fitness concerns, the Uruguayan forward initially struggled for game time and was coming from the bench in most of the games. But with time, he became a vital cog of the side. The former PSG striker has become the focal point in the attack, scoring goals and creating opportunities for others. At 34 years, he has not lost his hunger for goals and is often praised for his tireless workrate up front to keep the opponent’s defenders on their toes.

Cavani told the club media that he is aiming to get better and keep improving. “I think I’m in decent form and I feel fit and very good in myself,” he said. “I think there is always something that you can improve upon, always something, how can I put it, where you can improve or sharpen up even more to help you to remain at the highest level.

“Honestly, before I came here to United, I wasn’t carrying an injury. I finished off the game quite well fitness-wise and felt fine in the last PSG Champions League game I featured in, against [Borussia] Dortmund.

“The slight problem I had in my adductor when I arrived here, I reckon could have been more to do with getting used to training hard once again after a long lay-off. But yes, I feel good right now, full of desire to do well, keen to train hard, and yes, if I can, I’ll be aiming to get better and keep improving. Absolutely!”

Cavani has reached double figures in the Premier League with ten goals and has netted 16 goals in total during his first season in England. After recently extending his contract for another season, he has pledged to fight until his last-minute wearing the Manchester United shirt.

“I’m very happy and pleased to be a part of this club and to wear this shirt with pride,” he said. “As I mentioned before, I’m one of football’s hard workers, and I’m here to give my very best, right until the final minute of every game and until the final game I play for the club.”

On Tuesday, Cavani scored a screamer in the 1-1 draw against Fulham in front of 10,000 cheering fans at Old Trafford.



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