Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Edinson Cavani to get back to his best before the end of the season.

Solskjaer was asked about Cavani a press conference after last night’s 2-0 win over Granada.

Cavani came off the bench late on but didn’t look his sharpest, and he also struggled against Brighton on Sunday night.

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“I’m very sure that we will get a good version of Edinson for the rest of the season,” said Solskjaer.

“He knows that this is the business end of the season, where we fight for the Europa League trophy and we can see the end-line in the league. Only eight games left and you’re thinking about where you’re going to end up.

“He’s been so positive in and around the place, he’s been great to have, he’s been working hard now obviously to get fit and we’ve got him and now, hopefully, we can keep him fit for the next six, seven weeks.”


Solskjaer also said that Cavani is unsure where his future will lie next season.

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No doubt those comments will grab plenty of headlines but Cavani’s next move is an issue for the summer.

In the meantime, United need him to show his early-season form because Anthony Martial looks to be out for the season.

An experienced, reliable and motivated striker of Cavani’s quality would be a massive boost at the business end of the campaign.

Then, whatever he decides to do next, he’ll have the support of the United fanbase, especially if he grabs the winner in a semi-final or final before the end of May.

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