‘Cavani not leaving Manchester United soon’
By Valentine Amanze
Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has assured supporters that Edinson Cavani would not leave the club during the January 2022 window.
He told the AFP that the Uruguan striker, who has scored 19 goals in 49 appearances for the Red Devils since joining on a free transfer in October 2020, was very important in his plan for the Red Devils.
Insisting that the 34-year-old would stay at Old Trafford ahead of United’s Premier League clash with Wolves on Monday, Rangnick said, “We spoke about Edi and he knows that I will definitely not let him go.
“For me, he is a highly important player for the rest of the season, still playing in three competitions, so we will definitely need Edi.
“I would rather have another Edi on top of that but for me it’s clear that Edi has to stay.”
Cavani started for the first time under Rangnick in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Burnley.
Rangnick believes Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo can form a potent partnership despite having a combined age of 70.
“He is probably the only one who can play as a striker back to goal and face to goal,” added Rangnick on Cavani.
“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, and that was also the reason why I played him (against Burnley) from the beginning together with Cristiano.”