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Solskjaer Provides Update On Cavani Future

Solskjaer Provides Update On  Cavani Future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will keep trying to persuade Edinson Cavani to stay after the veteran’s man-of-the-match display against Roma put Manchester United on the brink of the Europa League final.

Having fallen at the semi-final stage of various competitions on four occasions over the last two seasons, the Red Devils took a giant stride towards the Gdansk showpiece by winning a 6-2 thriller on Thursday evening.

Roma had gone into half-time of the first leg ahead after Bruno Fernandes’ fine opener was cancelled out by a Lorenzo Pellegrini penalty, before ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko bundled them into the lead.

But Cavani fired home a stunning leveller early in the second half, before tapping home from close range.

The 34-year-old was then taken down for the penalty scored by Fernandes and, after Paul Pogba headed home, provided a superb pass for substitute Mason Greenwood to make it six.

“We want to go through, of course,” Solskjaer said. “Good reaction at half-time

“I thought we played some good stuff in the first half as well but we forgot you have to run back as well and you have to run back quick.

“The second half we did that part better and of course that creates more opportunities to attack.

“Edinson was excellent, as a centre forward should be playing – running the channels, being a focal point, creating chances for others, scoring goals, missing a couple of chances as well. Absolutely delighted with him.”

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