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Silva hits out at PSG for 'upsetting' lack of respect in his exit
Thiago Silva has lifted the lid on his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea, revealing his dismay at how his exit from the French giants was handled. The Brazilian defender was informed by director Leonardo that his contract would not be extended beyond the 2019-20 season, except for a three-month deal to cover the delay enforced by the Covid-19 outbreak. Silva, now 36, said he felt he deserved more of a send-off after enjoying eight trophy-laden years in France and was surprised that his time at the club, as well as Edinson Cavani's, was not celebrated more upon their departure.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Manchester United will be holding talks with Edinson Cavani regarding an extended stay at Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan striker was snapped up by the Red Devils on an initial one-year deal during the summer of 2020, but there is a 12-month option available to them.
Solskjaer is eager to trigger that, having been impressed by the 34-year-old so far, and intends to discuss his future at some stage over the coming weeks.
What has been said?
“I can only say Edinson has done well. I’ve been impressed by him, he’s really gelled in the group and we’ll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans,” Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Newcastle.
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“It’s a good discussion to have. We always speak to the players and, with his contract situation at the moment, we’re very pleased with what he’s done.”
How has Cavani fared for United?
Cavani, who has been a prolific presence across a distinguished career to date, has wasted little time in making his mark on English football.
He was plucked out of the free agent pool by United, with a record-setting spell at Paris Saint-Germain brought to a close after seven years at Parc des Princes.
Cavani’s 200-goal haul for the Ligue 1 giants makes him their all-time leading scorer and has helped to take him
Of that impressive haul, seven strikes have been recorded while at OId Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no concerns over Anthony Martial's poor form
Martial, 25, scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, including 17 in the Premier League, but has only managed four so far this campaign - with new signing Edinson Cavani generally preferred.Martial, 25, scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, including 17 in the Premier League, but has only managed four in the league so far this campaign.
He was, but has started to nail down a starting berth and contributed two assists alongside his goals.
The bigger picture
, with his addition considered to be another example of short-term vision being shown in Manchester.
He has, however, become an important part of Solskjaer’s plans, with his
to lead their line, with after previously thriving on the flanks.
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