Manchester United is ready to trigger Edinson Cavani’s contract for a further year. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already expressed his satisfaction with his performances. He is therefore willing to keep the experienced striker beyond next season.

Manchester United snapped Cavani, 33, on the transfer deadline day this October on a free deal. He signed for one year with the option of extending for a further season, a decision that rests with the club. However, the manager has already stated that the club is set to trigger the extension.

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In January, United moved swiftly to tie down Nemanja Matic, Eric Bailly, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah with extended contracts. United’s decision to retain Cavani for next season comes following his four goals in only three starts. Cavani’s goals match that of Anthony Martial, the principal center forward at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer considers Cavani to have a few more years left in him due to ‘the great impact that he has made since arriving at Old Trafford’. However, Solskjaer refuses to be drawn to the discussion, rather focusing on ‘improving everyone’. The manager also considers Cavani as a ‘definite starter’ due to his quality. Cavani’s heroic moment came during United’s game against Southampton in which Cavani scored two late goals to give United a crucial 2-3 win at St. Mary’s.