This is a piece of news that Manchester United fans have been waiting for since some months ago. Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has agreed to continue his stay with the club and has proven that by putting pen to paper on a new contract at Old Trafford. The prolific striker, 34, has been a fantastic signing for the Red Devils since joining them on a free transfer last summer after his time at French club Paris Saint-Germain ended.
Cavani has been a huge signing for United and is also proof that Olé Gunnar Solksjær has an eye for spectacular signings that can spearhead the club to major title contention next season. The striker has scored a total of 15 goals in all competitions this season, and that’s a very respectable tally considering that out of the games he has played in all competitions so far, he’s only started 18 games.
He has had some great highlights at United and some of these highlights include his super-sub performance against Southampton last year that saw them come from behind to win their match 3-2 after initially falling 2-0 down at half-time. He also starred in both legs of the semi-final of the UEFA Europa League that United played against Italian opposition AS Roma. In the two legs of the European tie, Cavani was involved in seven of the eight goals Manchester United scored against the Italian Serie A giants.
In United’s most recent league game against Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday, Cavani came off the bench to score another headed goal which helped seal another comeback win in a 3-1 victory after United were trailing at half-time.
He has signed a new one-year deal at the club and will be looking to help United to contend for titles next season.