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Edinson Cavani signs one-year contract extension at Man Utd.

Updated: May 11, 2021

Cavani signs new deal at Man Utd [Getty]
Cavani signs new deal at Man Utd [Getty]

Edinson Cavani’s impact since arriving at Old Trafford has been immense and Solskjaer is relishing working with the Uruguayan for another campaign.

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club up until June 2022.

The Uruguayan striker Cavani scored the third goal against Aston Villa on Sunday, his eighth goal in his last seven appearances, and his brilliant performances this season shows he is still deadly in attack with his finishing ability and his incisive movement in the box, meaning he can still perform at the top level.

He has equalled a Man United record for the most Premier League goals scored as a substitute in a single season - a mark previously set by Javier Hernandez and Solskjaer.

The 34-year-old, however, is happy he will be staying at Old Trafford and reckons the English giants can achieve special things.

“Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents," he said as quoted. "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.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the former Napoli and PSG frontman, saying he has lived up to expectations.

“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,” Solskjaer said.

“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.”

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