United signed Cavani on a free transfer in October following the expiry of his PSG contract.
How has Cavani fared?
He’s scoring every 210 minutes on average.
Cavani has also suffered a succession of fitness issues which have sidelined him for a total of 13 games.
‘The decision has pretty much been made’ by United
Speaking on Friday’s Manchester is Red podcast, Luckhurst noted that the optimism had around Cavani had faded in the past couple of months.
“Up until about February you’d have said he was having a pretty impressive season and you’d have encouraged United to extend his contract,” he said.
“Then he got injured.
“This is only going one way, which is towards the exit door.
“The decision has pretty much been made there.”
“I don’t see the harm in making that announcement before the end of the season.”
Red Devils eye fresh blood up front
United could launch a blockbuster move for a striker in the summer once Cavani departs.
Haaland could tie down the striking option for the next decade, while Kane is in his prime years.
The Cavani deal was different but still made a great deal of sense.
Seven goals is a reasonable return from the veteran striker, who may still have an important part to play as United look to tie down second place and win the Europa League.