Edinson Cavani is ending the season in style at Manchester United.
The Uruguay international has been sensational recently, scoring two and setting up three in the Europa League semi-final against Roma.
That followed a strike in the previous round and two in his last three Premier League appearances.
In short, Cavani is making up for lost time. And United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate for him to stay beyond the summer.
Here are three reasons the 34-year-old should renew his United contract for another year.
The fan factor
Can you imagine Cavani scoring at the Stretford End?
The roar of the fans is something United’s number seven is yet to experience at Old Trafford. And it would be a huge shame if he left without that sound ringing in his ears.
As good as Cavani has been recently, he would only be better with United’s supporters cheering him on.
Cavani could leave now, knowing it’s a job well done. A Europa League final looks almost inevitable and a second-placed finish is no bad thing given United’s recent struggles.
But there is better to come. United should mount a serious title challenge next season. They will also be back in the Champions League.
This season’s competition was over before it really began for Cavani. He took time to build up his fitness in England and didn’t score in four appearances. He also missed the must-win clash against RB Leipzig with a knock.
Things would be very different if he remained at United for one more year.
An even stronger United
If Cavani stays, United will not have to replace him. That would free up significant funds to bring in a much-needed right winger.
Top of that list is likely to be Jadon Sancho, who continues to be linked with United (MEN).
Imagine the England international supplying ammunition for Cavani to fill his boots. They could be deadly together.
Sancho has formed a fine partnership with a striker at the other end of his career trajectory in Erling Haaland.
Could he now head to United and play – albeit briefly – with one of the finest strikers in recent history?