Ole and Cavani

Ole provides update on Cavani's future

Saturday 20 February 2021 22:30

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the club will sit down to discuss Edinson Cavani's future at the end of the season.

The Uruguayan has enjoyed a superb first campaign since his arrival last summer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Cavani, who also hammered in goals for Palermo and Napoli in Serie A prior to his move to France in 2013, has become an important figure for United this season. Our no. 7 has scored seven times for the club in all competitions, with six of those strikes coming in the Premier League.

In fact, the Reds have not lost a top-flight game when the 34-year-old has been named in the starting line-up, and Solskjaer is pleased with the impact Edinson has made since his arrival at Old Trafford.

"I haven’t been surprised by Edinson, just impressed," explained the United boss, in the second part of his press conference to preview the Newcastle United game.

"I spoke to Ander Herrera and Diego Forlan and other players who knew Edinson. Every single one of them sang Edinson’s praises for his attitude, his personality – and that is exactly what we have seen.

"I can only say that I have been really impressed with him. But surprised, no, because I knew what we were getting."

The manager was also asked whether the club will trigger the option in Cavani's contract to extend the his stay in Manchester by a further year. 

"I will sit down with him at the end of the season," Ole revealed.

"We will have a discussion with Edinson and between ourselves at the club. But I have to say that what he’s done has been very positive. All I will say is that I hope the weather in Manchester will improve for him!"