Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted at Manchester United triggering the extension clause in Edinson Cavani’s contract following his high-quality affect since becoming a member of the Purple Devils on a free switch.
Cavani, the Uruguay ahead, has scored 4 targets in 13 appearances within the months since signing for United on a season-long take care of the choice of one other 12 months.
There have been severe considerations over the signing of the 33-year-old when he emerged as a goal of Solskjaer’s all through the summer time, but it surely’s honest to say he’s confirmed a helpful acquisition.
And now it appears a matter of when moderately than if the Purple Devils set off the extension clause in his contract, with Solskjaer believing Cavani can shine for just a few seasons but.
Requested if he want to preserve Cavani, who turns 34 in February, for an extra season and whether or not he thought he would, the United boss mentioned: “In the meanwhile it appears to be like like he’s received just a few years left in him so I wouldn’t say anything.
“He has made an amazing affect when he’s come right here, so let’s give attention to bettering everybody as nicely. However he’s received just a few years left in him.”
Cavani is pushing for simply his second Premier League begin when Wolves go to Outdated Trafford on Tuesday, contemporary from offering an help in a direct affect off the bench within the 2-2 Boxing Day draw at Leicester.
“He’s positively a starter,” Solskjaer mentioned. “You don’t classify a participant of that high quality as anything.
“We now have received loads of starters, greater than 11 starters and that’s the factor when you’re at Man United. You need to consider, belief in your self.
“I belief him, I belief my gamers and we’ve received good competitors for locations. He’ll in all probability begin extra video games than he is not going to begin.”
Whereas there’s extra to return, Cavani already appears to be like comfy within the fabled quantity seven shirt worn at United by the likes of George Greatest, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“That was the very first thing he requested me after I spoke to him, if he might put on the quantity seven,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“Clearly we discuss in regards to the historical past of the shirt. If you consider the historical past of his profession and the expertise he’s had, his persona from the chat I had with him and after I watched him earlier than, I wasn’t unsure that he might deal with that quantity seven shirt.
“He’s so meticulous, skilled – his habits, every little thing about him, exhibits why he’s had a profession he’s had.
“Even on the age he’s now, he is among the fittest gamers we’ve received.”
Cavani might play a key function in United ending a topsy-turvy 2020 on a excessive when Wolves go to Outdated Trafford, the place they beat rivals Leeds 6-2 to safe simply their second residence league win of the season.
“When the final sport you performed at Outdated Trafford you scored six targets, I’m certain the boys seemed ahead to it,” Solskjaer mentioned,
“That efficiency gave us confidence and likewise somewhat gauge on how match we’re as a result of we matched them health clever.
“We all know that now we have a great deal of video games in a brief house of time however Wolverhampton have gotten an excellent shorter turnaround however we had a midweek sport.”