KEY POINTS

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to persuade Edinson Cavani to stay at Old Trafford
  • Cavani has proven to be the spark for Manchester United, a valuable piece that the team needs
  • Solksjaer hopes to get all the help he can get to convince Cavani to stay with Manchester United

Manchester United is aware that Edinson Cavani plans to move out of Old Trafford after this season, but it appears that won’t come easy.

After a superb showing in their win against Roma, which boosted their chances to the Europa League final, it comes as no surprise that head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try his best to keep the Uruguayan in the fold.

That performance alone is proof that Cavani is too good of a player for the Red Devils to let go.

Solskjaeri knows that he alone cannot convince the 34-year-old to stay at Old Trafford.

Heading into next week’s leg in Rome, the 48-year-old Norwegian hopes fan support can help Cavani change his mind, Sky Sports reported.

"We don't have to sell the club to him. It's about the feeling he gets coming into training every day, the environment we created, the team we are creating that he is a part of,” Solskjaer explained. "We don't have to sell the club to him. It's about the feeling he gets coming into training every day, the environment we created, the team we are creating that he is a part of."

Solskjaer’s plans could succeed but hold no promises. In a previous post, Cavani had already informed the Red Devils that he will not be returning after this season.

Should the Uruguayan push through with his plans, this would leave the Red Devils scampering for a suitable replacement.

But before delving into that, Manchester United hopes that they can pull off something to change his mind which would be less stressful.

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani scored against Tottenham Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani scored against Tottenham Photo: POOL / Adrian DENNIS

Cavani played a spirited role for the Red Devils against Roma, turning the game around with a second-half fightback.

In addition, he restored order to the charges of Solskjaer in the second half. That started when he won the penalty that allowed Bruno Fernandes to make it 4-2 in favor of the Red Devils.

His efforts set the tone with Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood padding their goals for the final tally.

"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,” Solskjaer stated.