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Solskjaer issues another update on Cavani after latest performance

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Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated that the Red Devils will do all they can to keep Edinson Cavani at the club.

Manchester United are fighting hard to convince striker Edinson Cavani to stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Last month, the striker’s father, Luis revealed the veteran forward is rather likely to leave United to join Boca this summer.

Cavani is said to be unsettled at Old Trafford and is “leaning towards” Boca with a strong chance he will return to South America when his one-year United deal ends in June.

The 34-year-old has the option of a second year at United, but is yet to make his decision.

Cavani put in a brilliant shift in the number nine position, having a goal controversially ruled out before finally getting on the score-sheet with a diving header in the second half.

Ole Soskjaer has severally mentioned that the club want to keep the forward for much longer and once again reiterated that stance following his side’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham.

“The goals we scored were excellent, Edinson shows why he’s a no.9,” the United boss said as per the club’s website.

Speaking on Cavani’s future at the club, Solskjaer added: “For a new lad who doesn’t speak English and not having his family over here, of course it’s in the back of his head [returning to South American].

“If he decides it’s just the season then we’d be very happy to have had him here.”

“We’ve had up front and honest meetings,“ said Ole. ”It’s no secret we want to keep him. I don’t think it’s any secret too that this has been a difficult year for everyone.

“With the pandemic it’s not been possible to have friends over, family over without quarantine. You can’t travel.

“He’s not been able to experience the fantastic culture in Manchester and in and around in England, and he is contemplating and thinking hard and long about what he wants to do and I understand.

“He knows what we want; I want him in Old Trafford when it’s full, Stretford End scoring a diving header like today. There’s no better feeling, so let’s wait and see.”