EPL: Man United’s top striker decides to leave Old Trafford after Rangnick’s arrival

Following the arrival of Raff Rangnick as Manchester United’s new interim manager, striker Edinson Cavani has decided to leave the club and to join Barcelona, The Times report.

The current contract of the 34-year-old Cavani will expire at the end of the season.

The Uruguay International is unsure if the current manager would have him in his plans being that the 63-year-old enjoys working with young players and plays pressing football.

The veteran striker was convinced by the recently sacked manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign a one-year extension at the very end of last season.

He has scored just once this term and has suffered from injuries, making just five appearances so far.

The Uruguayan has always made his desire to play in Spain public and he was on the verge of joining Barcelona’s rivals Atletico Madrid before Man United made a late move for him in 2020.

The Newspaper says the former Paris Saint-Germain star is planning on joining the Catalan giants next summer to fulfil his dream of playing in Spain.

Barcelona had expressed an interest in Cavani last summer when their superstar Lionel Messi’s dumped the club but Man United was not willing to listen to offers.

The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus further limits the playing opportunities of Cavani who scored 17 times in his debut season at Old Trafford.

The former Napoli man is currently sidelined with a tendon injury.

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