Edinson Cavani has extended his stay at Manchester United for one more season after the striker penned a new 12-month contract with the Red Devils.
The Uruquayan international has become one of the most important player in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s set-up since joining the club as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day in October.
The 34-year-old agreed to an initial one-year deal, with the option to extend that for a further season.
Following a disturbed pre-season last summer, which saw Cavani go months without playing football, the former PSG man seemed to have hit a real purple patch in form, scoring eight times in his last seven matches in all competitions.
That included netting four goals in United’s Europa League semi-final victory over AS Roma, helping them reach their first final under Solskjaer.
His father Luis had previously claimed there was a very good chance he would leave English football, with Boca Juniors his most likely destination but Cavani had turned down a move to the Argentinian club.
“There’s a 60 per cent chance of Edinson coming to South America. We’re very excited,” Luis said back in March.
“He doesn’t feel comfortable where he is at the moment. He’s been thinking about being closer to his family for over two years now and that’s the reason why I think Edi will end up playing for a club in South America.”