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Edinson Cavani keen to extend Manchester United stay as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks up Uruguayan


Edinson Cavani wants to stay at Manchester United (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is enjoying life at Old Trafford and is keen to extend his stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Uruguayan joined the club on an initial one-year deal on deadline day in October, though the club have the option of extending that by a further 12 months should they decide to do so.

Cavani’s move to the club was met with scepticism given the striker hadn’t played for seven months following his acrimonious exit from Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the 33-year-old has silenced the doubters with four goals and a string of impressive displays for the Red Devils since his free transfer to the club.

Cavani signed an initial one-year deal (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Asked on Boxing Day about the club’s stance on keeping Cavani, Solskjaer suggested he could stay even further beyond the proposed two-year deal the striker agreed to in October.

‘It looks like he has a few years left in him so I wouldn’t say anything else,’ said Solskjaer.

‘He has made a great impact.’

Cavani is said to be impressed by the way in which the club have helped him settle in the north-west and the Times claim he’s keen on extending his stay at the club.

The striker feels he’s at the perfect stage of his career to fulfill the role that Solskjaer wants from him.

The Norwegian was concerned by the lack of proven winners in his squad and he wanted to add more experience to his young frontline, while not taking away from the huge potential of the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

Cavani has reportedly worked hard with the younger strikers to advise them on their game, with United’s backroom staff already noting an improvement from the young trio in their decision-making and movement.

The Uruguay international is expected to start as United host Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday night, given he was a late substitute in the Boxing Day draw against Leicester Ciy.


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