Cavani extends Manchester United stay with one-year deal

DailyTimes  |  May 11, 2021

LONDON: Manchester United’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has signed a one-year contract extension at the Old Trafford outfit having hit a purple patch in recent matches, the Premier League club said on Monday. Free agent Cavani arrived at United on a one-year contract in October with an option of another 12 months but was undecided about his future after a difficult start to life at the club after a social media faux pas resulted in a three-game ban. The former Paris St Germain forward’s father had said in March that the player was uncomfortable in England and wanted to return to South America, having held talks with Boca Juniors president Juan Roman Riquelme about signing for the club. However, Cavani overcame his early issues to take his goal tally for United to 15 from 35 games in all competitions so far, with eight goals in seven matches including one in Sunday’s 3-1 league win over Aston Villa. “Over the season, I’ve developed a great affection for the club and everything it represents,” Cavani said in a statement. They give me extra motivation every day and I know that, together, we can achieve special things.”

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