It’ll now be intriguing to see what United do in the transfer market this summer.
Erling Haaland has long been on their radar, with the Borussia Dortmund striker scoring a remarkable 35 goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League combined.
Harry Kane also has his admirers at Old Trafford, having sparkled for Tottenham during a problematic campaign under Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason.
But, by keeping Cavani, United may now focus their efforts elsewhere.
A defender is on their radar, with Raphael Varane admired amid uncertainty over his Real Madrid contract.
And so too is a holding midfielder, with Declan Rice backed behind the scenes.