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Manchester United yet to trigger Cavani and Mata contract extensions

Manchester United are yet to activate clauses in order to renew Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata’s contracts.

Both players could see their deals expire in June and that would allow them both join other clubs for free. I’m not saying there’s an opportunity to sell two players past 30, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should consider keeping at least one of the players.

The Red Devils have the option to trigger one-year extensions in both, like they’ve done recently with Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba.

According to the Manchester Evening News no decision has yet been made on either player.

Cavani, 33, has been a success and fans want to see him in the starting line-up most weeks. That’s the biggest difference between the two players because Mata doesn’t play regularly and has been left out of the matchday squad at times this season.

The experienced Uruguayan is a better goalscorer than Anthony Martial, scoring goals throughout his career in Italy, France and now England. The likes of Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood should all try to learn from him.

Speaking in December, as per The Sun, Solskjaer said Cavani has a few years left in him.

He said: “At the moment, it looks like he has a few years left in him.

“So I wouldn’t say anything else.

“He has made a great impact when he has come here.

“Let’s focus on improving everyone but he has a few years left in him.”

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