Edinson Cavani will stay at Manchester United until at least the end of the 2021/2022 season. According to sources close to the footballer to ESPN.com.uy this Friday, the Uruguayan forward confirmed his continuity after reaching an agreement with the English club.
This April 30, the Salta striker sealed his future and put an end to the long novel that starred in his pass in recent months, where there was interest from Boca Juniors to hire him and where the forward himself did not seem to be 100% convinced to continue living in england.
The validity verified at 34 years of age, his greater participation and better team results, and the goal of reaching the highest possible level for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, weighed more in the balance, where, for example, the coach of the Manchester Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian coach commented on Thursday at the press conference after the 6-2 f win against Roma in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-finals: “Cavani is more than a scorer. He has played for so long that he has a calm and composure that identifies him. “
“He was seven months without playing before joining the club in October. He had injuries, but he worked very hard and showed his quality. He knows I would love to have him another year. I understand that it has been very difficult for him. I have promised him that Old Trafford is a different place with fans in the stands. You have to try to feel that Manchester is a good place to live. I am doing my best. Hopefully nights like this help him to imagine playing another year here ”, Solskjaer had added.
And he pointed out: “We don’t have to sell you a story. It’s about how he feels every day, about the team we’re putting together. He is part of this, but he has to feel it, scoring those goals in front of the fans. We have the best fans. He is a scorer, and there is nothing better than celebrating in front of our fans ”.
Finally Solskjaer’s wish came true: Cavani will stay and could have the possibility to play with an audience at Old Trafford, and thus score and shout a goal that can finally have a powerful echo and countless replicas in the stands of the ‘Theater of Dreams’.