EDINSON CAVANI has vowed to stay at Manchester United and be a role model for the club’s young stars.
It is feared that Cavani will move to January because of a lack of game time.
But the veteran goalscorer, 34, met with caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick on Thursday to assure him of his commitment to United.
Rangnick revealed: “He came to my office and we talked for almost half an hour – he told me he would definitely stay until the end of the season.
“He didn’t say this just because I told him he should stay or should stay, he did it on his own behalf.
“He told me I could rely on him to give my best – and also be a role model for young players. Even when he is not playing, he will try to be the best possible role model for other players.
“This is good news. Edi is one such person – with his vast experience, his intellect, his work ethic – he really can be perfect for that. ”
With factions and dissent on the rise in United’s side, this is a rare boost for Rangnick as he prepares for an FA Cup third round tie with Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
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He tried to speak privately with all the players to feel their commitment and convince them of his approach – and admits it was difficult the first six weeks he took charge. permission.
Rangnick, 63, added: “I don’t have time to do that to everyone because of the Covid situation but I’ve talked to quite a few of them.
“Most players know what they have to do, attack and defend.”
The German wants to boost his work ethic with a pressurized style of play but there’s been little evidence of that since the first game against Crystal Palace and the first half of the 3-1 win over Burnley.
“This is the only way we can compete in this tournament,” he said.
“Whenever you watch games – even if it’s not the top teams – they play with intensity, physicality, energy and they sprint. Here’s what we have to do.
“The pressure is growing. I’m sure the players are aware of that. It’s still coming when we’re playing in front of 75,000 people. ”
On Sunday, Roy Keane dismissed captain Harry Maguire’s latest rally call with his teammates.
Red Devils legend Keane exclaimed: “How many times has he said that? I won’t listen too much to what Harry has to say.
“I would judge a player by what he does on the pitch, not what he says about rubbish about how players stick together and we need to do more.
“I still expect United to come out and put in a performance but it hasn’t been good enough lately.”
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