Manchester United has agreed to a one-year contract extension with Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani until June 2022, the English Premier League club announced on Monday, 10th May.

Cavani, 34, joined United from Paris St-Germain on a free transfer in October last year after playing for the Ligue 1 club for seven years.

The forward has scored 15 goals this season, helping United to reach the final of the Europa League and a likely second place in the Premier League.

“Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents. I feel a deep bond with my teammates and the staff who work behind the scenes here. They give me extra motivation every day and I know that, together, we can achieve special things,” Cavani was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

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“From the very first moment that I arrived, I felt the confidence of the manager. As a player, this belief gives you the perfect opportunity to play your best football and I want to thank him for that.”

For his part, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that since Cavani joined the Reds he brought energy, power, and leadership to the team.

“As coaches, we knew about his goalscoring record. However, it is his personality that has brought so much to this squad, he has a winning mentality and has an unequivocal attitude to everything he does,” he said.

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“Edinson is one of the last to leave the training ground and sets the tone for the upcoming youngsters with his approach to his profession every single day. I have always wanted him to stay and experience the way our fans will respond to him as a player, and this means he will hopefully get that opportunity.”

Manchester United will host Leicester City today, Tuesday, 11th May, before a clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Thursday, 13fh May.

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