Edinson Cavani is set to leave Manchester United this summer on a free transfer. According to reports, United’s number. 21 has his heart set on moving to La Liga with the possibility of joining Barcelona or Villareal.
The 36-year contract expires at the end of June. In January, there was talk of him wanting to leave Old Trafford with limited playing time – this was due to multiple injuries and being overlooked.
Tuesday was another example of their lingering setbacks. Just before Manchester United’s recovery match against Brighton on Tuesday night, where they won 2-0 at Old Trafford, the Uruguayan was ruled out with a groin injury.
This marked his 19th game injured out of the forward’s 43 lost – according to the Manchester Evening News – further, some United supporters were “frustrated”.
Edinson Cavani is injured again by Manchester United and his regular absence from the squad for the round is starting to frustrate some fans.
Ralf Rangnick has no problem with Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani’s latest release with a groin injury.
Cavani turned 35 on Valentine’s Day and the Brighton game is set to be United’s 19th game of 43 he’s missed this season.
Also: like the other strikers in United’s locker room, Cavani saw his minutes on the field disappear during the previous summer window. The arrival of the duo Jadon Sancho and the blue-eyed boy Cristiano Ronaldo made Cavani descend even further in the hierarchy.
And now because of that, Cavani, who has enjoyed stints in Italy, France and England, is considering a move to Spain as his last dance. Despite his heart’s desire, El Matador is not short of options for him to decide where to go next.
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) February 14, 2022
During the winter window, in hopes of a possible return to South America, Boca Juniors, along with their arch-rivals River Plate, had the services of the former Paris Saint-Germain striker.
Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United in 2020. He managed to score 17 times in 39 games. Sadly, last season he only managed 2 goals in 15 games, largely due to a season plagued by injuries.
Edinson Cavani is needed for Manchester United’s busy schedule ahead
El Matador is now in a race against time to try to get in shape for the 26th round, where he travels to Elland Road for a fiercely rivaled showdown against former Leeds United on Sunday. After that, there will be a Champions League clash against the stubborn but inconsistent Club Atlético de Madrid.
His experience will be needed for both games, with the trip to Madrid being the more important of the two. A missed trip to Leeds will be a worthy sacrifice if he is fit for the away game against Atletico next week, Wednesday.