Manchester United Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Responds to Edinson Cavani Exit Talks

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Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to Edinson Cavani's father's claims the player is unhappy at the club.

Speaking to TyC Sports, Cavani's father had claimed his son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to join Boca Juniors.

"My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again," he said.

"Edinson is going to end up playing in South America. I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important. Edinson had many conversations with [Boca Juniors vice-president] Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.

"He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.

"By the middle of the year he will return to South America. My son's idea is not to continue there, he wants to return."

Speaking ahead of Man United's Europa League clash with AC Milan, Solskjaer reacted to those comments as he insisted Cavani is proud to play for the Red Devils and the club are 'pleased' with the Uruguayan attacker. Solskjaer also revealed a decision on Cavani's future has not yet been made.

"Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and is working really hard to get fit," Solskjaer said [via Goal]. "From my bad Portuguese and his better English he is very proud to play for Man Utd and he’s always going to give his best as long as, and if that is beyond this season as well, a decision hasn’t been made.

"As we've said he's made a great contribution so far, we're just working on getting him back on the pitch and fit and we’ll convince him when the weather in Manchester improves.

"I can't comment on what has been said, I can only say that we’re very pleased with Edinson, he's working really hard to be available.

"Every day, day in, day out he’s proving his personality and his professionality and even in his broken English he is really helping the young kids as we wanted him to.

"We knew he wouldn't be able to play every game because he had been out before for so long. Now, let's make sure he plays as much football as possible until the end of the season and scores as many goals as he can and helps the young players, the strikers, the forwards, even the rest of the group with his mentality.

"And then he will make his decision. He knows we're very fond of what he's given to the club, even though he's probably played less games than he probably wanted to."