Man Utd’s back-up plan should Erling Haaland transfer not be funded in 2021

Manchester United will reportedly keep Edinson Cavani for another year if they are unable to secure a deal for Erling Haaland next summer.

The Red Devils have been regularly linked for the Norwegian, who left RB Salzburg to join Borussia Dortmund last winter.

It is widely expected that Haaland will not remain at Dortmund for too long, with Real Madrid also believed to be keen.

United signed Cavani on a free after the Uruguayan left PSG this summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been keen to strengthen his attacking options.

And the Manchester Evening News claim that another year of Cavani should suffice should United miss out on Haaland next summer.

It’s reported that the Red Devils know Cavani is not the long-term answer though have the option to extend his one-year deal.

Solskjaer was pleased to secure a deal for the former PSG man during the summer, saying: "Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team.

“His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.

“He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals.

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“He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.

"The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward.

“Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.”

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