What you should know:
- The Uruguayan, who had an earlier effort controversially ruled out, scored United’s second goal with an excellent diving header in Sunday’s come-from-behind win.
- Cavani joined Old Trafford as a free agent in October of last year on a one-year contract with the option of a second year.
- In a season marred by injuries, Cavani scored eight goals in 29 appearances for the club.
Edinson Cavani’s success in Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham was praised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wants to convince the striker to stay when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The Uruguayan, who had an earlier effort controversially ruled out, scored United’s second goal with an excellent diving header in Sunday’s come-from-behind win.
Cavani joined Old Trafford as a free agent in October, signing a contract that runs until the end of the season, with the option of extending it for another year.
It must be agreed upon by both parties before it can be triggered, unlike other extension clauses, and there is talk that Cavani might join Argentine giants Boca Juniors.
“Fantastic performance, we are awaiting his decision if he wants to stay or wants to move on,” said Solskjaer.
“A performance like today, we as a club have missed for a few years, we have not had that number nine for a long, long spell.
“Edinson has been working so hard to get fit and we can see the boys played to his strengths as well.
“We have had open and honest meetings and it’s no secret we want to keep him.”
In a season marred by injuries, Cavani increased his goal tally to eight in 29 appearances for the club.
He also received a three-match suspension from the Football Association for using a racist word in a social media article, and he apologized for any unintended offense he might have caused.
However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Solskjaer says he has been irritated by his inability to fly to see family or have them visit him.
“I don’t think it is any secret that this has been a difficult year for everyone,” he said.
“With the pandemic, it has not been possible to have friends over, you can’t have family over without quarantine.
“He has not been able to experience the fantastic culture of Manchester and England and he is contemplating and thinking long and hard about what he wants to do.
“I understand. He knows what we want, I want him at Old Trafford in front of a full Stretford End scoring a header like today. Let’s wait and see.”