Manchester United to hold talks with Edinson Cavani over striker’s future, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to sit down and speak with Edinson Cavani about stretching his stay at Manchester United beyond the end of the season.

Cavani’s Old Trafford contract is set to expire this summer but United have the option of automatically triggering a one-year extension.

The 34-year-old has impressed since joining as a free agent in October, scoring six goals in 17 appearances while providing a positive dressing room influence for United’s younger players.

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Solskjaer stopped short of guaranteeing that Cavani’s stay would extend into a second season, but said he is pleased with the Uruguayan’s contributions so far.

“I can only say Edinson has done well,” he said.

“I’ve been impressed by him, he’s really gelled in the group and we’ll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans.

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“It’s a good discussion to have. We always speak to the players and with his contract situation at the moment we’re very pleased with what he’s done.”

Cavani missed United’s impressive 4-0 Europa League win over Real Sociedad on Thursday night due to a muscle injury and remains a doubt ahead of Newcastle’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Donny van de Beek also stayed in Manchester rather than travelling to Turin for the Sociedad game and Solskjaer said that both players will be assessed this weekend.

“I don’t know how Edinson and Donny [van de Beek] will be,” he said. “They have a chance I think.

“We just have to give them until before training on Saturday, because Saturday we need to pick a team so we will see how they are, hopefully they can both be available.”

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