Sports Desk, May 10 (EFE).- Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani has agreed to extend his contract with Manchester United until 2022, the club announced on Monday.
The 34-year-old has proved to be a crucial part of the team, having scored 15 goals across all competitions since joining the Red Devils as a free agent in 2020 after his Paris Saint Germain contract expired.
“Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents,” the former Paris Saint Germain and Napoli player said according to the club’s website.
Cavani, alongside Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, has steered Manchester United through one of their best seasons since legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
They are second in the Premier League table to Manchester City and are in the final of the Uefa Europa League, where they face Villarreal.
“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,” Cavani said.
“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,” he added.
Cavani has lived up to Gunnar Solskjaer’s expectations, the Norwegian said.
“As coaches, we knew about his goal scoring record. However, it is his personality that has brought so much to this squad, he has a winning mentality and has an unequivocal attitude to everything he does,” the coach said.
“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,” he added. EFE