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Man Utd advised to lock down 7-goals forward to fresh deal


Mark Hughes has hailed the ‘big influence’ Uruguay international Edinson Cavani has had at Manchester United and says there is no doubt his former club should hand the experienced striker a fresh contract.

The 33-year-old has found the net seven times in 22 games for the Red Devils since signing for the club on a free transfer last October.

The former Paris Saint-Germain attacker joined the Premier League giants on a one-year contract, with the option of another year extension.

And Mark, a two-time Premier League winner who netted 163 goals in 467 games for United, says Edinson has filled a void his ole side desperately needed to fill in the attack.

“He does make a difference to United in my view,” the former Wales and Blackburn head coach told Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.

“Prior to him coming to the club, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial and [Mason] Greenwood were all tried through the middle but I never felt any of them really knew the role as you need to know the role – being the main target and the focus of attacks.

“Whereas when Cavani plays you sense that the team has a little bit more focus and direction towards the top end of the pitch. The other guys can now play in a position they favour.

“He’s had a big influence, and if it was my decision I’d sign him straight away because I think he’s an outstanding player.”

In the meantime, RB Leipzig centre-half Ibrahima Konate is now being considered by United chiefs as one of their top summer transfer targets to slot into the defence alongside the England international Harry Maguire.

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