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Updates on Cavani, Bailey’s recovery from injury.

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The Norwegian was then asked whether or not his players had been able to swiftly re-focus after drubbing Southampton in the week.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has faced the media ahead of the upcoming fixture with Everton at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils go into the game off the back of an enthralling record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton at Old Trafford, bringing back memories of 1995 when an Andy Cole inspired United took Ipswich apart.

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Opponents Everton picked up a valuable three points of their own, albeit in less spectacular fashion, as they overcame Leeds at Elland Road thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and fantasy football favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Ahead of the game, United boss Solskjaer updated the media on the fitness of Edinson Cavani, who was substituted at half-time against Southampton, and Eric Bailly, before talking about the importance of improving the club’s form at home.

Cavani scored United’s fourth against Southampton but went off at half-time | Pool/Getty Images

“Edinson should be available, yeah, definitely,” Solskjaer said (quoted by Sky Sports). “He got a bad ankle knock there. Eric is a doubt and apart from that everyone’s raring to go.

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“Consistency is of course vital, we have done really well away from home. We bounced back from the Sheffield United defeat now and we feel that we are ready to kick on again and move on and get some momentum.

“We know it is not going to be easy, we play every three or four days. If we can get the consistency, morale and confidence up, who knows?”

The Norwegian was then asked whether or not his players had been able to swiftly re-focus after drubbing Southampton in the week. Inevitably, Solskjaer was confident that facing Everton was already at the forefront of everybody’s minds.

Amad Diallo will have to wait a little longer for his United debut | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

“I don’t think anyone will get carried away with the scoreline because we know we played against 10 men for the full game and of course that’s demoralising when they lose players like they did,” he added.

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“When we got the 2-0, the game was more or less over so it was just about doing the right things. We’ve not mentioned the game at all, really. Now all the focus has been on Everton.”

Solskjaer also confirmed that Amad Diallo, who starred for the club’s Under-23s in their romping win over Liverpool last weekend, would again be action at that level, meaning his appearance at Blackburn will likely delay his Premier League debut.

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Manchester United Manager, Ole backs Cavani despite sluggish Arsenal play

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Those misses proved costly, as Man Utd failed to find the net at the Emirates Stadium, dropping two more points in the Premier League title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Edinson Cavani to ‘score a few soon’, after the Uruguayan’s poor finishing cost Manchester United a potential two extra points in a goalless draw against Arsenal.

The Red Devils were not at their best on Saturday, but they did carve out two gilt-edged opportunities for the 33-year-old, but the usually reliable striker first somehow hit Bernd Leno with his close-range effort, and then acrobatically fired wide late on.

..But coach Solskjaer was upbeat after the match, and he backed Cavani to hit a rich vein of form following his poor display against the Gunners.

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“He’s there, I was a striker myself, I had periods when I don’t score, the gaffer [Sir Alex Ferguson] and everyone around me would say ‘you were there to miss the chances’,” Solskjaer said.

“To score you have to miss a few and he’ll definitely score a few soon.”

Speaking about the game as a whole, Solskjaer maintained that Man Utd created enough chances to beat Arsenal, and claimed that they ‘controlled the game’ despite the Gunners arguably coming closest, when Alexandre Lacazette’s free-kick rattled the crossbar.

“We created enough chances to score, we’ll work on that and get them going again. We look at it as one step forward after Wednesday night,” he said.

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“I felt that we controlled the game, the free-kick that hits the bar can always go in, but they didn’t bother us too much. We were a little bit passive outside the box, they had a few too many shots, but David wouldn’t be bothered by too many of them.”

The draw leaves Man Utd trailing Manchester City by three points in the Premier League table, while the Citizens still hold a game in hand over their fierce rivals.

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EPL Giant, Man Utd signs Cavani, Telles on last day

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Edinson Cavani, Uruguay striker, on a free transfer on deadline day.

The former Napoli striker had been without a club since the expiration of his contract at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in June.

The Uruguay international has signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford and United have the option to extend his stay for a further season.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of striker Edinson Cavani. The Uruguay international joins on a one-year contract with the option to extend for a further year,” the club said in a statement on Monday night.

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Cavani has won six Ligue 1 titles with PSG and lifted the Copa America with his country back in 2011.

“Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club,” he said.

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“I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester. I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return.

“I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football and I know that’s why my focus has to remain the same as always – work, work, work. I have had a conversation with the manager and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt.”

Cavani is Manchester United’s third signing on transfer deadline day following the capture of Alex Telles, a left-back from FC Porto for £15 million, and 18-year-old Amad Traore for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old Brazilian left back has signed a contract until June 2024, with the option of a further year.

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“To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour,” said Telles.

“You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here.

“I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.”

Traore, one of the most promising young attackers in world football, is expected to link up with his new club in January.


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Cavani Links with United despite Atletico,Inter and Newcastle’s interest


Cavani’s future continues to be up in the air, and that means he’ll continue to be linked with a move to Manchester United.

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The 33 year old’s contract at PSG expires at the end of June and he’s of interest to several clubs. Sunday’s edition of L’Equipe reports Inter Milan, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are in the picture as potential destinations.

Cavani will not ‘rule out’ moving to Old Trafford, and the same goes for other options on the table. The French newspaper states Manchester United have been interested since January, which makes some sense given their search for a striker at the time.

PSG priced Cavani out of a move in the winter market, with it being reported at the time they asked Atletico Madrid for as much as €30m to sign the Uruguayan. The failure of that transfer reportedly angered Cavani, and it may well be that he’d prefer Atletico should they make another attempt this summer.

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Manchester United need to decide what to do regarding Odion Ighalo, and whether they even need a new striker given Marcus Rashford will be fit for the start of next season.

If they do want to sign a short term option, and if Cavani would accept a short contract, then he could be a solution.


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Tronchetti : Inter Should sign both Cavani and Werner for Lautaro’s replacement


Pirelli chief Marco Tronchetti has advised Inter to bring in both Edinson Cavani and Timo Werner if Lautaro Martinez leaves for Barcelona.

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The two forwards have been increasingly linked with Inter in recent weeks, although it appeared the Nerazzurri were treating the pair as separate targets.

Nonetheless, Tronchetti urged the club to pursue both strikers and Antonio Conte to make better use of Christian Eriksen.

“Pireli will remain linked to Inter,” he told Gr Parlamento, referring to his company’s shirt sponsorship possibly ending next year.

“We don’t know how yet, but their projects will remain ambitious with Suning.

“Conte has extraordinary ability. We’ve left the old world, but we still don’t know what the new one will be like.

“For example, we left Inter with a ‘regista’ who was supposed to change the team in Eriksen.

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“Cavani’s been able to do extraordinary things and I hope he can repeat them in Nerazzurro.

“It’s clear that selling Lautaro would hurt, but with Cavani and Werner we could be stronger than with Lautaro and Icardi, especially if Eriksen returns to his Tottenham form.”


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Cavani Chooses PSG Over And Over Again

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Edinson Cavani is open to extending his contract at Paris Saint-Germain despite interest from Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

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The striker’s current deal is set to expire in the summer and he has been linked with a move away from the French champions after almost departing in the January window.

But according to L’Equipe, the forward may have changed his mind after originally being set on leaving.

The report claims Cavani is no longer reluctant at the idea of extending his deal after being involved with the squad a lot more since January.

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PSG director Leonardo is also thought to be open to the possibility with the club set for a difficult summer due to the financial impact of coronavirus.

The chief has reportedly had to revise the club’s transfer plans with big-money deals unrealistic. Mauro Icardi is currently on-loan from Inter Milan but L’Equipe claim PSG could look to save around £60million by keeping Cavani rather than pursuing a permanent deal for the Argentinian.

Cavani was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in January but a move failed to materialise and he ended up staying in Paris.

The Uruguay forward seven goals and three assists in all competitions this season.

France’s Ligue 1 was cancelled at the end of April due to the pandemic with PSG being awarded the title.


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