Edinson Cavani extends his Man United contract

The former Paris-Saint Germain player, who moved to Manchester United on a free transfer last year, signed a new one year deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2022. The Uruguayan international has been one of the key players for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, as the Red Devils look certain to finish second in the league.

Solskjaer had admitted recently on his desire to keep the striker at the club beyond this season. The Uruguayan has become a fan favourite following his impressive tally of 15 goals in all competitions this season. Speaking after extending his contract, Cavani said “Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents.”

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.”

Solskjaer expressed his delight after securing the services of Cavani for another year, and said “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.”

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.”

Source: Sky Sports

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