Official: Edinson Cavani extends Manchester United contract

Edinson Cavani has penned a new one-year contract extension with Manchester United, furthering his stay at the club till the summer of 2022.

Manchester United superstar Edinson Cavani has signed a one-year contract, extending his stay at the club till the end of the 2021/22 season, the Red Devils have confirmed on their official website.

Cavani arrived at Manchester United only last summer, signing on a free transfer after his contract with French champions Paris Saint-Germain had run down. A deadline day arrival, there had been quite a few who saw the transfer as a desperate move by the 20-time English champions. However, the veteran striker has proved the detractors wrong and has done in so in style.

Indeed, Cavani has already scored 15 goals for Manchester United in his debut season in England, playing a key role in the club’s rise to the second spot in the Premier League as well as their run to the finals of the UEFA Europa League. Given that the Uruguayan international had signed on just a one-year contract, there had been intense speculations over his future beyond the current campaign.

And, Cavani has decided to put those rumours to bed by putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal with Manchester United, thus extending his stay at M16 till the summer of 2022.

“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,” the 34-year-old said after penning the deal.

“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, who was intent on holding on to the striker for another year, was delighted by the announcement and said: “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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