The Uruguayan international has impressed since arriving on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, having scored seven goals in 23 appearances for the Red Devils
As part of the deal that brought Cavani to Old Trafford, the club do have an option to trigger an extension for a further year and supporters are now calling on the club to activate the clause:
Unless we’re signing Haaland in the summer, Cavani’s contract has to be extended.
— AOA (@opitza) February 11, 2021
Do it wtf
— Farhan Ramjan 🇵🇸 (@FR_MUFC1) February 11, 2021
— tim (@timoyeutd) February 11, 2021
cavani is our best striker ffs
— dylan🇾🇪 (@olestrickyboys) February 11, 2021
We need Cavani
— Archie (@UtdArchie_) February 11, 2021
Cavanai extension is a no brainer
— Harley 🔴 (@HarlzyyMUFC) February 11, 2021
I want Cavani to stay until he’s 40
— El Chapo (@bird_boy__) February 11, 2021
We all know cavani is going to get the extension
— Josh (@JoshBar61028247) February 11, 2021
Imagine not triggering Cavani extension. He’s been immense
— Adrian (@Adey_TT) February 11, 2021
The board is absolutely bonkers if they don’t extend Cavani’s contract.
— Daníel Smári Magnússon 🎡 (@danielmagg77) February 11, 2021
One of the main reasons why United may be hesitant is that they could be lining up a potential transfer in the summer to strengthen their forward line.
As one fan mentions, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland would be the obvious candidate. Reports coming out of Germany in recent days suggest that the Norwegian could be sold in the summer if Dortmund don’t qualify for the Champions League.
Even so, having an experienced striker around for another year, like Cavani, would certainly add greater depth to the squad.