Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

17.14 10 May 2021


Share this article


Edinson Cavani has been rewarded with a one-year contract extension by Manchester United. 

The 34-year old arrived as a free agent in October of 2020, signing an initial one-year deal with the option of a second.

Cavani's career was slow to ignite, but three goals in his last four Premier League games have moved United to the verge of a Champions League return. They're set to finish 2nd in the table, their best finish in three years.

Advertisement

His new deal ends speculation of a potential return to South America.

Cavani

In March, his father Luis claimed he was unhappy in Manchester, suggesting a move to Boca Juniors was imminent.

"Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents," Cavani said upon signing his new deal.

"I feel a deep bond with my team-mates and the staff who work behind the scenes here. They give me extra motivation every day and I know that, together, we can achieve special things.

"From the very first moment that I arrived, I felt the confidence of the manager. As a player, this belief gives you the perfect opportunity to play your best football and I want to thank him for that.

"I have been touched with how much the supporters have wanted me to stay, and I will give everything to bring them happiness and joy with my performances on the field.

"I’ve not yet been able to play in front of the Old Trafford crowd and that is something that I cannot wait to do."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added, "I said when Edinson signed, that he would bring energy, power and leadership to this group and I haven’t been proved wrong, he has been everything I thought he would be and more.

“As coaches, we knew about his goalscoring record. However, it is his personality that has brought so much to this squad, he has a winning mentality and has an unequivocal attitude to everything he does.

“Edinson is one of the last to leave the training ground and sets the tone for the upcoming youngsters with his approach to his profession every single day.

"I have always wanted him to stay and experience the way our fans will respond to him as a player, and this means he will hopefully get that opportunity."

Solskjaer says promising pair could feature against Leicester


Share this article


Read more about

Boca Juniors Edinson Cavani Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Uruguay

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Hard Shoulder

The Hard Shoulder

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

SPLANC

SPLANC

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-07:00

Share

TEAM 33

TEAM 33

07:00-08:00

Share

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

08:00-09:00

Share

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

09:00-10:00

Share

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KE...

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KERR

10:00-12:00

Share

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCR...

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCREA

12:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-17:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on