Edinson Cavani breaks silence after his father revealed he wants to leave Manchester United

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Edinson Cavani has revealed he is proud to wear the Manchester United shirt after his father had suggested the striker is set to quit the club and move back to South America to be closer to his family.

Cavani’s Manchester United contract expires in June but has the option of a 12-month extension which has to be agreed by both parties.

“My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again,” Luis Cavani told TyC Sports.

“Edinson had many conversations with [Juan Roman] Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.

“He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.

“By the middle of the year he will return to South America. My son’s idea is not to continue there. He wants to return.”

Edinson Cavani reaponded to the comments made by his father by uploading a picture to Instagram of him playing for the Red Devils alongside the caption: “Proud to wear this shirt @ManUtd.”

Cavani is understood to want assurances over his role at Manchester United next season before extending his contract amid reports Manchester United are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.