Cavani’s father claims his son is unhappy at Man United

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Edinson Cavani’s father, Luis, has thrown his son’s future into doubt by making claims that his son is not happy at Manchester United and would like to return to South America.

Cavani has scored seven goals in 25 games since moving to Old Trafford on a free transfer in October. He signed a two-year contract, but both the 34-year-old and United have the option to cut short the deal in the summer.

Asked whether Edinson could return to South America at the end of the season, Luis told TyC Sports: “I would say there’s a 60% chance.”

“My son is not happy in England and wants to return nearer his family. He wants to play in South America. At the end of the season, he would like to return to South America. My son’s idea is not to continue there [in Manchester].

“I want Edinson to play for a team which fights for important trophies. He has had many conversations with [Boca vice-president Juan Roman] Riquelme and would like to play for Boca,” claimed Cavani senior.

Cavani’s move to United has been considered a success but in January the Uruguay international was handed a three-game ban for using a term that could be considered discriminatory in the UK in an Instagram post to a friend.

He has also struggled with injury problems since the turn of the year and missed the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

Later on Tuesday, Cavani posted on Instagram in Spanish that he is “proud” to wear the United shirt.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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