(Photo) Cavani plays down talk of Manchester United exit

Edinson Cavani’s father had suggested a move back to South America might be on the cards.

But the striker says he is proud to wear the Manchester United shirt.

Cavani uploaded a photo of himself in February’s 0-0 draw with Everton to his Instagram on Tuesday, along with the caption “Proud to wear this shirt @manchesteruntied.”

The 34-year-old joined United on a bosman last summer and has scored seven goals in 25 appearances so far this season. He originally signed a 12-month deal at Old Trafford, with the option to extend the agreement by a further year. Why would United not do that?


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Cavani’s father Luis claims the striker does “not feel comfortable.”

“There is a 60 per cent chance that Edinson will come to South America,” Luis Cavani told the TyC Sports network, as cited by the Irish Times. “We are very anxious. We have always been to visit him, he has been in very beautiful places where people have received him very well.

“He has made himself loved, he has made many friends, but today he does not feel comfortable where he is. He has been thinking for more than two years that he wants to be closer to his family and that is the reason why I think Edi is going to end up playing for a team from here in South America.”

He went on to suggest a move to Argentian outfit Boca Juniors could be on the cards for his son. “I would like him to play for a team that has a chance of winning something,” he added.

“We have spoken with Edinson and he always leans towards Boca because he had many conversations with [Juan Roman] Riquelme. I know that he would like to play and be close to his country, so that we could be closer to him.”

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