Cavani’s mixed Man United stint

Manchester United signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer during the delayed summer window, a piece of business that looked to be quite the bargain.

The Uruguayan had of course previously been plying his trade with Ligue 1 powerhouse PSG. And, despite now being 34, Cavani has since proven himself to be a very useful signing for United – up until the last month or so at least.

Albeit whilst having spent much of his first season at Old Trafford as an impact sub, the South American has already scored several key goals for the Manchester outfit.

For example, his haul of two goals and an assist against Southampton back in November saw the Red Devils come from behind to secure a 3-2 win.

However, in recent weeks, the forward has missed a number of outings due to fitness issues.

And whilst this is perfectly normal, it has been claimed that Man United’s staff have become frustrated with Cavani’s lay-off, as medical staff are said to have cleared the Uruguayan to play in some of the games he has opted to sit out.

And this was one of the main reasons the Manchester Evening News were suggesting as to why United were uncertain about extending Cavani’s contract.

Man United hold talks with Cavani

Now, though, a recent report from the Daily Mail has provided information that suggests the Manchester powerhouse are actually keen to see Cavani stay.

They report that director of football John Murtough and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward held talks with Cavani on Tuesday as they look to convince him to stay.

As well as the aforementioned fitness issues, Cavani has been linked with a return to South America, with his father also suggesting his son is not 100 per cent happy in England.

Despite this, the DM claim that Solskjaer has insisted he wants Cavani to stay, but also conceded the final decision rests with the former PSG man.

Man United chiefs meet Edinson Cavani for showdown talks in bid to convince him to stay for another year https://t.co/lKBHTDyw47

— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) March 31, 2021

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