Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists there is no rush on finding out whether Edinson Cavani wants to extend his stay at Manchester United (4/9 Fav – Europa League Outright) or leave the club after one season in the Premier League.
Uruguay international Cavani joined the Red Devils last summer, arriving on a free transfer after his contract expired at Paris Saint-Germain, and he has proved his worth in the past few weeks.
The 34-year-old scored twice and set up another two goals in the 6-2 victory over Roma in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final, before then netting a brace in the second leg as United went through 8-5 on aggregate.
Despite being used predominantly as a substitute in the Premier League, the experienced striker has managed to find the back of the net eight times and the 20-time English champions are eager to take up the option to extend his stay for a further year.
Cavani is still said to be unsure whether or not to stay at Old Trafford and although a decision on his future will likely be required by the end of June, Solskjaer insists there has been no specific date set for a choice to be made.
He said at his press conference: “We don’t have a time limit, but the more goals he scores, the better we become as a team, the bigger the chance is that he’ll want to have this feeling again. Let’s talk again after Sunday. Maybe it’s changed, maybe he’s decided, maybe.”
Solskjaer was also infuriated by the scheduling of United’s fixtures, which will see them take on Aston Villa on Sunday, Leicester on Tuesday and then Liverpool on Thursday.
The Norwegian added: “I can promise you that it’s impossible to play 90 minutes four times at this intensity, at that level in the Premier League, from Thursday to Thursday. That means I cannot play everyone every minute, which means we’ve got to prioritise.