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Manchester United evening headlines as club set for Edinson Cavani decision

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Here are the Manchester United evening headlines on Monday, December 28.

Cavani decision expected

Manchester United are set to trigger a one-year extension clause in Edinson Cavani’s contract to keep him at the club for another season.

Cavani joined United on deadline day in October and has impressed since his arrival – scoring four goals in all competitions.

The 33-year-old is now expected to stay at Old Trafford for another season beyond this current one following his strong start to life in England.

The Uruguay striker left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, with his contract at the French side expiring.

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Mengi criticises team-mate

Manchester United defender Teden Mengi has criticised his under-23s team-mate Hannibal Mejbri following his Instagram post after the side’s recent 6-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Both Mengi and Mejbri started United’s heavy loss, but were heavily beaten and the former clearly wasn’t happy with a social media post.

Mejbri posted a photo on Instagram alongside Chelsea youngster Pierre Ekwah, which shown the pair greeting each other.

Mengi then commented: “The reason why we lost, too many friends and not enough enemies.”

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Manchester United were frustrated after a late equaliser denied them a win at Leicester in the early kick-off on Boxing Day.

United twice took the lead with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, but a late Jamie Vardy strike meant the match ended 2-2, meaning the Reds missed an opportunity to leapfrog the Foxes and take second spot in the Premier League table.

United don’t have too long to wait to get back to winning ways, as they host Wolves on Tuesday night.

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Five youngsters promoted to first-team training

United youngsters Facundo Pellistri, Ethan Laird, Anthony Elanga, Shola Shoretire and Will Fish all trained with the first-team squad on Sunday ahead of the clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

United’s starters at Leicester City were not present for the on-pitch training at Carrington, having a recovery session on Sunday due to the quick turnaround in this hectic fixture schedule.

Wolves will be United’s fourth game in nine days and some of the club’s brightest academy prospects were given a chance to showcase their talents with a selection of the senior squad present.

The aforementioned five have all been impressive for United’s under-23s this season and have been rewarded for their efforts.

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