Ex-Red tells Cavani he'll love a full Old Trafford

Tuesday 11 May 2021 08:25

Edinson Cavani admits the prospect of playing in front of a packed Old Trafford was one of the reasons why he signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, until June 2022.

It was announced on Monday afternoon that El Matador has put pen to paper on a new deal and his exclusive interview offered a brilliant insight into his motivations, with the Uruguayan striker looking forward to scoring in front of our supporters at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Cavani also cited the support that he has received from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the staff and his team-mates, admitting the players have been badgering him to stay in recent weeks and months. 
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Following the announcement, Edi posted a photo on Instagram, showing him signing his new contract with the caption “Proud to defend this jersey @ManchesterUnited”.

Several team-mates have already congratulated him, including David De Gea, Harry Maguire, Juan Mata and Donny van de Beek.

Eagled-eyed followers have also noticed ex-United midfielder Ander Herrera in the comments section, promising his former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate he has an exciting experience to come. 

“You will be able to enjoy a full Old Trafford,” writes Herrera. “Enjoy it. Hug!” 

Speaking in our exclusive interview on Monday, Cavani discussed his eagerness to do our fans proud at the stadium.

“It is one of the things that I have given huge amounts of thought to, the fact that I can play in front of a packed house at Old Trafford,” the no.7 told us. 

“It is, to be honest, a dream and something marvellous when it actually comes true. It is something that you really want to experience, to really live and enjoy. So let's hope that when the good times come back, we do get to really enjoy it together.”

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Cavani’s United career so far has been played entirely behind closed doors, yet he remains incredibly popular with fans and already has his own chant that has been spreading like wildfire across social media in recent months – to the tune of ABBA’s ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme’. 

“The funny thing is, the first time I heard the tune, it was not from the fans,” admits Edi. “It was one of the guys, one of the kit men. Every time I went past him at training, getting ready, he would be singing the song to me. It was amazing then when I heard the fans singing it as well. 

“One, it is a good tune, I like the tune, and, two, it is another thing that makes you feel so happy inside. Obviously, it is a strange season and a weird year, with the circumstances in which we are playing, but in time it would be amazing to at some point hear the fans singing that inside the stadium. But, yeah, it was the kit man who taught it me first.”