Ex-Man Utd man has sent eight-word message to lure Cavani to next club

Date published: Thursday 11th March 2021 4:20 - Jonny Whitfield

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Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has reportedly urged Edinson Cavani to move to Boca Juniors so that the pair can work together.

Cavani signed a one-year deal with United in October to address the club’s deadline-day need for a striker.

The contract featured a one-year extension clause, which looked a feasible option earlier in the season.

However, fresh doubt has emerged over whether Cavani will be at Old Trafford next season. His father has said that there is a “60 per cent chance” that the 34-year-old will return to South America.

What’s more, Luis Cavani tipped his son to make Argentine club Boca his next team.

According to TyC Sports, Rojo has reportedly backed Cavani to join him at Boca “because I’ll be there with you in June”.

Rojo, who had become frozen out at United, left for his country of birth in the January transfer window.

Indeed, he failed to make a single appearance in what has proved to be his last season at Old Trafford; he spent much of the earlier parts of the campaign back in Argentina amid fitness problems.

Cavani, meanwhile, has added an experienced goal threat to United’s front line this term.

Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading goalscorer has netted seven times and assisted two others in 25 appearances.

However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained that his knowledge as a striker has also helped the younger forwards at the club.

Solskjaer coy over Cavani future

Speaking more recently, Solskjaer refused to comment on Cavani’s future. However, he insisted that he has seen no problems with the Uruguay international’s commitment.

He said: “Well, Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit.

“From my bad Portuguese and his better English he is very proud to play for Man Utd. A decision hasn’t been made – we are just working on getting him back.”

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