Solskjaer confirms talks with Man Utd star are set to begin


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed talks are set to begin with Edinson Cavani regarding his future at the club.

Solskjaer wants the Uruguayan forward to extend his stay at Old Trafford after a good start to life at the club.

Cavani has scored six goals in only eight Premier League starts and his overall performance has been heavily praised.

The 34-year-old signed a one-year contract with the option for an extra year and Solskjaer confirmed the both parties will be sitting down in the next couple of weeks to hammer out his future.

‘I can only say Edinson has done well for us, I’ve been impressed with him and he’s gelled really well with the group,’ Solksjaer said.

‘We’ll sit down with him and speak with him in the near future, of course, to see his plans and our plans. ‘You always speak to your players and with his contract situation, we’re very pleased with what he’s done.’

Cavani missed Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in midweek due to a muscle injury and their focus will now return to the Premier League.

United will play Newcastle on Sunday and Solskjaer all but conceded his team are clinging on in the league title race.

‘We can’t hide the fact that we’ve dropped off our form a bit in recent weeks, and we’ve dropped points when we shouldn’t have done,’ he added.

‘I don’t think anyone would say they’re not going to go for it (the title), we want to win every game but we can’t control what other teams do.

‘We are second and of course your ambition then is to not end any lower than that, so we are going to have to put a good run together if we want to put any pressure on City this season.’


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