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Cavani on Man Utd exit: ‘I’m leaving with happy memories’

Edinson Cavani has thanked Manchester United fans for their support following his Old Trafford departure.

Cavani, 35, confirmed he has left United during a farewell interview after a two-year spell in the Premier League.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored 17 goals in 39 games during his first season at the club but only managed two in 20 matches in his second.

Cavani said of his departure: “I sincerely have nothing but words of gratitude towards the fans and supporters of Manchester United.

“Honestly, they have shown me a lot of respect from the very first moment I arrived. I think they’ve greatly recognised all the hard work I’ve always tried to put in in the best way possible, giving my best for this team.

“I really am very grateful, and I’ll be leaving here with a happy memory of that affection they showed me and always displayed.”

Cavani has followed fellow free agents Nemanja Matic and Lee Grant, who announced his retirement on Thursday, by confirming his United exit ahead of next season.

Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata could also leave United for free this summer but they are yet to confirm their plans.

New manager Erik ten Hag is the man charged with rebuilding United after the club collected their worst points tally in Premier League history.

United finished the campaign in sixth place with just 58 points. Ten Hag’s side will compete in the Europa League next season.

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