Edinson Cavani: Ralf Rangnick Desperately Wants Man Utd Striker To Stay

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Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United’s interim manager, says he “desperately” wants striker Edinson Cavani to stay until the conclusion of the season.

Cavani, who joined United from Paris St-Germain on a free transfer in 2020, has extended his contract with the club until June 2022. In the January transfer window, the Uruguayan international has been linked with Barcelona and Juventus.

“He knows that I will definitely not let him go,” said Rangnick.

Cavani, 34, came off the bench to score a second-half equaliser in United’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle last week and partnered Cristiano Ronaldo up front during the 3-1 win over Burnley three days later.

“I told him from the very first day that, for me, he is a highly important player,” added Rangnick. “He is probably the only one who can play as a striker back to goal and face to goal.

“And, as I said, his professionalism, his work ethic is just amazing and I told him that I desperately want him to stay until the end of the season. He knows that. He also knows how highly I rate him and how highly I respect him.

Source: BBC Sport

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