Manchester United have today confirmed that Edinson Cavani will be staying at the club for another year. Only a few weeks ago it appeared as though he would be returning to South America to continue his career at Boca Juniors but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been working hard on keeping the striker at the club.

Cavani has revealed that his feelings for the club, his connection with his teammates and desire to play in front of the supporters at Old Trafford helped him with his decision.

Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents. I feel a deep bond with my team-mates 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.

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.

I have been touched with how much the supporters have wanted me to stay, and I will give everything to bring them happiness and joy with my performances on the field. I’ve not yet been able to play in front of the Old Trafford crowd and that is something that I cannot wait to do.

Cavani has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season, but Solskjaer has been just as impressed with the influence he has off the pitch among the squad.

I said when Edinson signed, that he would bring energy, power and leadership to this group and I haven’t been proved wrong, he has been everything I thought he would be and more.

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.

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.




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