Manchester United Look to Extend Edinson Cavani Contract

Manchester United are looking to extend the contract of Edinson Cavani contract, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite making only three starts.

The Uruguayan striker has impressed since joining United on a one-year deal in October, which has an option for a further year.

Cavani Continues to Impress at Manchester United

Raring to Start

Solskjaer has used the 33-year-old as an impact substitute but has scored three goals in eight games including an emphatic double at Southampton.

Since the arrival of the former Paris Saint-Germain striker, his growing influence has called for the talisman to start more games, which his manager is willing to do. Speaking ahead of Wolves’ game in his pre-match conference: “he is definitely a starter. You don’t classify a player of that quality as anything else. We have plenty of starters, more than 11. That is the thing when you are at Man United,” Solskjaer stated.

“You should believe and trust in yourself. I trust him. We have good competition for places. He will probably start more games than he will not start.”

Squad Rotation

With fixtures coming thick and fast, the Uruguayan striker could be allowed more opportunities as the manager rotates his squad. The relentless Christmas and New Years period is set to test the limits of players and Cavani’s impact on Boxing Day against Leicester City was there to see.

His movement to create a positive impact saw him set-up Bruno Fernandes’ goal in the draw against the Foxes. But his manager is impressed by what he has seen from the 33-year-old talisman.

“When you think of the history of his career and the experience he has had, his personality from the chat I had with him and when I watched him before, it wasn’t in doubt that he could handle the Number 7 shirt.

“He is so meticulous and professional, his habits and everything about him, shows why he has had the career he has. Even at the age, he is now he is one of the fittest players we have got.”

Manchester United will be happy with the shrewd acquisition of the talented striker on a free and with Odion Ighalo returning to Shanghai Shenhua, and the inconsistent form of Anthony Martial, Cavani could revolutionise United’s attack.

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