Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is trying to convince Edinson Cavani to renew his contract with Manchester United and has promised ‘OId Trafford is another place with fans’ after the striker scored twice in 6-2 beating from Roma.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to convince Edinson Cavani to renew his contract with Manchester United by selling the impact of the club’s supporters.
Cavani scored twice in Roma’s 6-2 romp on Thursday night, and United now look forward to reaching the Europa League final ahead of the second leg of next week’s semi-final.
The Uruguayan has scored 12 goals this season despite injuries and has yet to decide on his future.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) tries to convince Edinson Cavani (right) to stay with Manchester United
The forward has scored 12 goals this season despite missing a number of games due to injury
“I promised him that Old Trafford is a different place with fans,” said Solskjaer.
‘He needs to feel, scoring goals at the Stretford End, with fans.
‘We have the best fans and as a goalscorer there is nothing better to score for them.
‘Manchester is a fantastic place to live. I’m trying my best. Hopefully he will see himself here for another year.
He was twice on the score sheet when he helped United beat Roma 6-2 in the Europa League
‘He knows my feelings, he knows I would like to have him for another year.
‘I am very happy with him, you can see the difference in him if he has been working on fitness. He seems to be making up for lost time. He was off for seven months before joining us.
United are now at the helm to reach the Europa League final as they head to the Italian capital next week with a four-goal lead.
Roma led 2-1 at half time after Lorenzo Pellegrini’s penalty and Edin Dzeko’s tap-in nullified Bruno Fernandes’ opening goal.
However, United blitzed their opponents in the second half to turn the draw upside down.
‘[It was a] good reaction at half time, ‘added Solskjaer.
‘I thought we played well in the first half too, but we forgot that you also had to run back and run back quickly.
‘In the second half we did that part better and that of course creates more attack opportunities.’
The Red Devils will play against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday before traveling to Rome next week for the return match.