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Edinson Cavani is unsure about new Manchester United deal, admits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Edinson Cavani is torn over his Manchester United future (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Edinson Cavani to sign a new one-year deal at the club after admitting the Uruguayan is unsure whether to stay at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old was at his scintillating best as United came from behind to beat Tottenham in London on Sunday afternoon.

Cavani bagged his eighth goal of the season to put United 2-1 up with a fantastic diving header, while he had one controversially chalked off after a supposed foul from Scott McTominay in the build-up.

United are keen to keep Cavani and want to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal to ensure he stays at Old Trafford until 2022.

But Cavani is torn between staying at the club and returning to South America, with Boca Juniors keen on signing the former Paris Saint-Germain star.

Cavani scored his eighth goal of the season against Spurs (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer admits Cavani is still in two minds over his future but the Norwegian believes the pandemic has affected the Uruguayan’s thinking and he’s hopeful that Cavani will commit another year to the club.

Asked whether Cavani will stay at the club, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: ‘That’s up to Edi.

‘He knows my feelings, I know his feelings. He’s not made up his mind yet.

‘I understand it’s been a difficult year for everyone but for a new lad that doesn’t speak English and not to feel the English culture, to go and see people, to have friends around, it’s in the back of your head if this is what you want. You can’t have your family over.

‘Fingers crossed but if he decides it’s just this season we’ve been fortunate to have him here.’

With Anthony Martial likely sidelined for the remainder of the season, Cavani should get plenty of opportunities to take his account for the season into double digits.

United’s win means they’re six points clear of Leicester in third and eleven behind leaders Manchester City, albeit with a game in hand.

The Red Devils take a 2-0 lead into Thursday’s Europa League second leg quarter-final clash against Granada, with Solskjaer likely to make a host of changes.

Scott McTomiany, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire are all suspended, while Marcus Rashford could be rested.


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