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Edinson Cavani signs new one-year contract at Manchester United

Reportedly, Cavani turned down a two-year contract from Argentinian club Boca Juniors to stay at United for one more season.

Edinson Cavani in a file photo; Credit: Manchester United Twitter
By Nilavro Ghosh | May 10, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has signed a new one-year contract with the club. This comes after months of speculation that this season might be the Uruguayan’s last in Europe. Cavani has been in exceptional form for the Red Devils this season. This is despite many classifying him a rushed panic buy in the summer of 2020. He joined United as a free agent after a long and successful spell in France with Paris Saint Germain (PSG). His skills and experience – as well as his goals – have been of good use to the club.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on record several times before saying he would have loved to keep the Uruguayan for at least one more season. It is understood that he spoke directly to Cavani about this as well.

He has scored 15 goals in 35 appearances for the Red Devils so far with four league games to go and the UEFA Europa League final.

Cavani was adjudged player of the match in United’s semi-final second leg tie against AS Roma in the Europa League.

DESTINATION SOUTH AMERICA HALTED

It is understood that initially, this would be the last season for Edinson Cavani in Europe and many suggested that he might not be able to live up to his high standards at his age.

However, the 34-year-old has proven all his critics wrong as he has emerged as one of Solskjaer’s most crucial players.

Reportedly, Cavani turned down a two-year contract from Argentinian club Boca Juniors to stay at United for one more season. He will make a decision regarding his future when the new contract expires in June 2022.

The season started out in dismal season for Solskjaer’s men with a 3-1 defeat at Selhurst Park to Crystal Palace and a 1-6 drubbing at Old Trafford against Tottenham Hotspur.

However, United have turned the season around in brilliant fashion. They currently sit second in the Premier League table with a confirmed spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

They have also managed to qualify for the Europa League final. There they will face former Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s Villareal in Gdansk.



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