May 15, 2021

Man Utd


Manchester United hold fresh talks with Edinson Cavani on plans for next season

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received clarity from Edinson Cavani regarding his Manchester United future but refused to specify whether the striker would stay at the club.

Cavani, 34, is approaching the last two months of his contract and there has to be a mutual agreement between the player and United to trigger the one-year extension in his deal.

Cavani’s father has already outlined the centre forward’s intention to leave United at the end of the season and the Manchester Evening News revealed Cavani declared himself unavailable for some recent matches, despite being cleared to play by medical staff. The Uruguayan arrived for a free on deadline day in October and has started 14 times for United, scoring seven goals.

Manchester City have confirmed Sergio Aguero, their record goalscorer, will leave after a decade when his contract expires in June yet United are refusing to shed light on Cavani, whose time at the club could amount to seven months.

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When Solskjaer was asked if he had received ‘any indication yet as to what [Cavani] might decide or what you guys might do with him’, he replied: “Yeah.”

Solskjaer was then asked whether he could elaborate. “No, no. I’ve kept in touch with Edi, of course. We keep an open dialogue. He’s still unsure what he wants to do next season, which I find fine.

“It’s not been an easy year either for him or the rest of the world this season, so he still wants time to make his mind up. I’m very sure that we’ll get the good version of Edinson for the rest of the season.

“He knows this is the business end of the season, where we fight for the Europa League trophy and we can see the end line in the league. Only eight games left and you’re thinking about where you’re going to end up.

“He’s been so positive in and around the place, he’s been great to have. He’s been working hard now obviously to get fit and we’ve got him and now hopefully we can keep him fit for the next six, seven weeks.”

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