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United want to extend Cavani contract

Manchester United want to extend the contract of striker Edison Cavani.

The Uruguayan international joined on transfer deadline day initially on a one-year deal, but with the option for a further year.

And now the Premier League club have already seen enough to want to exercise that option.

The 33-year-old had a difficult start to his career at Old Trafford as he was forced to self-isolate for a fortnight after arriving from France after leaving PSG when his deal expired there. He also had to serve a short ban after some ill-judged social media comments. He also had to build-up his match fitness.

Nonetheless, despite the fact that he has mainly been used off the bench – he has started just two Premier League games so far – Cavani has still managed to score three goals in eight appearances, and is expected to make a major contribution over the rest of the season.

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