Gary Neville gives verdict on Cavani’s new Manchester United contract

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed his delight after Edinson Cavani signed a new Manchester United contract.

His previous contract was to expire at the end of the season but Cavani has now extended his stay until next season.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said: “It’s massive news. I think I was one of the sceptics when United signed Cavani.

“Thinking about transfer windows in previous years where they’ve signed players late on, they didn’t look to be part of the plan.

“They chased Sancho, didn’t get him, instead got someone who was touted to go to the MLS.

“I think he’s been absolutely sensational, in every single way. His attitude, forget the goals, his commitment, his impact upon the other players.

“You think about positive influences on the likes of Rashford, Greenwood. United can press better when he’s there, they’ve got a better target man to hit.

“I think ultimately you look at the strikers that have emerged in the league in the last few years, these more fluid forward, flexible, all over Europe.

“This is a throwback, a classic centre forward who makes brilliant runs, runs you would have been taught 20 years ago.”