Manchester United extends Cavani's contract ... scoring 8 goals in the last 7 matches

Veteran Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani will remain for an additional season at Old Trafford, after extending his contract with Manchester United on Monday.

The 34-year-old veteran striker scored 15 goals in his first season in England, including eight in the last seven matches, helping United to finish second in the domestic league and reach the European League final, "Europa League."

"I have developed a wonderful relationship with the club and everything it represents during this season," Cavani said in a statement published by United.

He continued, "I was affected by the fans' desire to stay, and I will do everything in my power to make them happy with my performance on the field."

He added, with the matches being held without full fans due to the Corona virus, "I have not yet played in front of the Old Trafford fans and I am eager to do this."

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has repeatedly expressed his desire for Cavani to stay, despite reports of his return to South America.

"When he signed Edinson, I said he would give us energy and leadership, and he did what was needed and more," the Norwegian said.

"As coaches, we know his scoring record. Nevertheless, he helped the team with his personality and winning mindset," he added.

United can put an end to four years without any title, when they meet Villarreal in the European League final, "Europa League" on May 26, and is approaching the best journey in the domestic league since the departure of his legendary coach, Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Cavani played a brilliant role In this journey after a slow start with the Red Devils.

He suspended three matches in December, after a phrase deemed racist on social media.

Cavani stood out during his career with Palermo, Napoli and France's Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Manchester United in October 2020.

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