Man Utd boss Solskjaer’s latest Cavani update hints how summer plans will play out | Football | Sport


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on the future of Edinson Cavani. Solskjaer was speaking ahead of the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final against Roma on Thursday.

Cavani starred in the first leg at Old Trafford, scoring twice and assisting a further two goals as United took complete control of the tie with a 6-2 win.

Thanks to Cavani and Bruno Fernandes, who also scored twice, United have one foot in the Europa League final on May 26 in the Polish city of Gdansk.

While he has performed brilliantly for United, speculation over Cavani’s future has been rife over the past few months, with the Uruguayan’s contract set to expire next month.

Cavani joined Solskjaer’s side at the start of the season on a one-year deal after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired and, although he has been successful in Manchester, rumours over a return to South America have persisted.

Boca Juniors have been frequently linked with a move for the 34-year-old forward and his father has claimed he wants to move back to South America to be closer to his family.

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With a four-goal cushion, Solskjaer might have been tempted to rotate his squad, but he says United will approach the game the same as any other.

“We’re not going to play on the result, we’re going to play to win that game,” Solskjaer said.

“That’s the only way I think we can play this game. Of course, there might be one or two changes in the selection, but we have to get into the final.

“Everyone says it’s done, but I’ve seen bigger upsets than this. Roma beat Barcelona in a second leg after being 4-1 down.”

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