Cavani’s phone call asking to leave Man Utd revealed

Boca Juniors chief, Juan Roman Riquelme, has revealed that Edinson Cavani called him in January, in a bid to leave Manchester United.

Cavani moved to Old Trafford as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020.

The Uruguay striker struggled for minutes initially and was only used sporadically by Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, during the first half of the 2020-21 season.

Halfway through his time in Manchester, Cavani started exploring options to leave and join Boca.

“In January, Cavani called me that he wanted to come because he was playing little there.

“I’ve been speaking with him for a long time and he called me in January to come because he wasn’t playing there. I remember we talked one day and the next day he came in and scored two goals in the last minutes.

“He made a comeback. From then on he started scoring goals in all the games and they renewed with him,” Riquelme told TNT Sports.

Cavani scored 17 goals in all competitions during his debut season and eventually signed on for a further year.