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Solskjaer drops Cavani Man United contract extension update

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‘El Matador’, as things stand, will drop to free agency this summer and has been linked with a move back to his native South America.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “still hopeful” Edinson Cavani will sign a contract extension at Manchester United.

Cavani signed an initial one-year deal upon his arrival to Manchester United on a free transfer during the previous summer transfer window.

He has since become an integral part of the team. The veteran striker provides a new dimension to the Red Devils’ attack and has proved to be a reliable leader of the line, scoring 12 goals in 33 outings in all competitions this season.

The 33-year-old put in a stellar performance last time out as he scored twice and set up two more for Bruno Fernandes to inspire his side to a thrilling 6-2 comeback win over Roma in the Europa League semi-finals first-leg.

Cavani, however, could leave Old Trafford at the end of the season as he, seeking to be closer to his family, supposedly desires to join Argentine side Boca Juniors.

“We have had some good conversations and even though the decision is still in his court, I’m still hopeful [about Cavani’s renewal]” the Man Utd official website quotes Solskjaer.

“Maybe more so when you see him against Roma and I tell him about doing that in front of the Stretford End. That’s magic and I’m hopeful.”