Manchester United set for talks with Edinson Cavani to decide veteran striker’s Old Trafford future, confirms Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – with club likely to extend contract after 34-year-old’s impressive start
- Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United as a free agent on a one-year contract
- The 34-year-old has emerged as the club’s first-choice striker this season
- United are set for talks with Cavani to decide whether he will stay at Old Trafford
- Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Cavani’s professionalism
Manchester United hope to resolve Edinson Cavani’s future at Old Trafford by the end of next month.
Cavani signed a one-year contract when he joined United as a free agent in October, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated the club are keen to exercise a clause extending it by a season.
The 34-year-old Uruguay striker has scored seven goals in 24 appearances, although he is a doubt for tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford due to a muscle injury.
Manchester United are planning talks with Edinson Cavani to decide if the striker will stay
As a rule, United like to sort out all contract issues by the end of March and will hold talks with Cavani’s representatives in the coming weeks.
‘I can only say Edinson has done well,’ said Solskjaer.
‘I’ve been impressed by him. He’s gelled in the group and we’ll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans.
‘It’s a good discussion to have. We always speak to the players and we’re very pleased with what he’s done.’
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Cavani’s professionalism since his arrival