Edinson Cavani ‘proud’ to wear Manchester United shirt despite father’s comments over uncertain future

Edinson Cavani insists he is proud to wear the Manchester United shirt after speculation over his future following comments from his father that he does “not feel comfortable” at the club.

The 34-year-old, who signed for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last summer on a free transfer after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired, has impressed in England, hitting seven goals in 25 appearances across all competitions to date.

Cavani’s short-term deal expires this summer, but the Uruguayan could extend his stay at Old Trafford, with the option trigger a further year on the contract.

But there are now suggestions the Uruguay international is ready to reject an additional season with United, with his father Luis claiming Cavani does “not feel comfortable”.

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“There is a 60 per cent chance that Edinson will come to South America,” Luis Cavani told the TyC Sports network.

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“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.”

However, Cavani uploaded a photo to his Instagram on Tuesday night along with the caption “Proud to wear this shirt ManUtd.”

Cavani’s father went on to suggest a move to Argentinian outfit Boca Juniors could be on the cards in the future.

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“I would like him to go 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) Riquelme.

“I know that he would like to play and be close to his country, so that we could be closer to him.”

PA contributed to this report

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