34-year-old’s Manchester United career hanging in the balance

Edinson Cavani’s future at Old Trafford hangs in the balance, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer batting off speculation surrounding the Uruguayan.

Solskjaer was asked about Cavani in his pre match press conferfence before tomorrow night’s crunch Europa League last 16 clash with Italian giants – AC Milan.

Cavani arrived on Manchester in October 2020, but has failed to nail down a starting place in Solskjaer’s side, playing 25 times and scoring eight goals.

Due to the nature of how United play, largely on the counter attack and with pace, Solskjaer often looks to Anthony Martial to spearhead the attack with his blistering pace.

Speculation has been mounting surrounding Cavani’s future over the last few days, with his father claiming that he is not comfortable in England.

United have long needed a striker since letting Romelu Lukaku join Inter Milan and there was hope that Cavani would be that man, but it hasn’t transpired that way.

When United signed Cavani, they announced his singing with the option of extending his deal for a further year.

While the details around this remain murky, and doesnt state if the option lies with the club or player, it seems more likely to lie with the club, so the option is there for Solskjaer to keep the 34-year-old if he wants to.