Former United defender opens up on talks with Cavani over Boca Juniors move

Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been in talks with Edinson Cavani over the prospect of a possible reunion at Boca Juniors.

“I talk a lot with Cavani,” Rojo told ESPN. “We were together for about four or five months in Manchester but he’s a great person and we have a good relationship.

“When I came here he asked how I was doing, if I was having a good time, because he saw everything I went through in England.

“It’s important that great players, the size of Cavani, who is a historical player from Uruguay and who played in very great teams, say they want to come and play at Boca.

“I think he speaks very well of the club and Argentine football.

“When I told him that there was the possibility of coming to Boca, he told me that he had also spoken with Roman and that he liked the option very much, that he would be interested in the future.

“He has to make that decision with his family.”

It came as a surprise when United signed Cavani, 34, on a Bosman last October given his age and lack of appearances for Paris Saint-Germain prior to his departure.

Perhaps we are less surprised by the fact he hasn’t always been fit enough to play, but at times Cavani has proven himself to be a valuable addition on the pitch.

However, reports suggest United are keen to extend Cavani’s deal beyond the summer when his current contract expires. Talks will be held by newly-appointed football director, John Murtough, and executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, discussing terms with the forward and his representatives.

Rojo spent a brief period with Cavani at United but left for Boca Juniors in February after falling down the centre-back pecking order.

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