Edinson Cavani has reportedly made clear his intentions to stay at Manchester United beyond this season, despite being free to discuss a transfer elsewhere.
The Uruguayan signed for United on a one-year deal in October. The Red Devils have the option to extend that stay by a further season. However, United are yet to make a firm decision on the 34-year-old, despite there being just over four months left to run.
The former PSG hitman is able to negotiate terms with other interested overseas parties should he wish. However, the Daily Telegraph claims that Cavani is keen to stay at Old Trafford for at least one more season – and possibly longer.
Cavani had to wait patiently for his chance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, he now has a healthy return of seven goals from 24 appearances – many of which have come off the bench.
As per the article, Cavani will ask his agent to put the feelers out to United over extending his stay into another season at least.
It’s not all been a bed of rose for Cavani at Old Trafford, however. Back in December he was charged with misconduct after unintentionally posting a racial slur on a social media post.
Greenwood explains Cavani guidance
One man who has signed a new deal this week is young forward Mason Greenwood. The United academy graduate has shared the first-team spotlight with Cavani this season. But rather than see the veteran as a rival, Greenwood has explained how Cavani and Solskjaer have aided his game.
“They both were and are amazing players,” he said. “I have been learning a lot off Edinson, Solskjaer being my coach it is a positive to have them both there.
“It’s good to have both of them around in training, as I’ve been watching Edi – he’s a top striker, watching his movements, the way he heads the ball, the way he gets into the right positions it’s always a benefit to have a player like that.
“Ole has been my coach it’s good to listen to him and see what he has to say about position and stuff so it’s a positive to have them both there.”