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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United head to Elland Road this weekend (Martin Rickett/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United head to Elland Road this weekend (Martin Rickett/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United head to Elland Road this weekend (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing for a crucial summer in the transfer market and his eagerness to sign a top quality striker may become a priority after he confirmed Edison Cavani may not be at Old Trafford next season.

The Uruguay striker has made a big impression at United and the club are keen to extend his stay in Manchester for a second season.

Yet Solskjaer has revealed Cavani may have his heart set on a move back to his homeland, as he wants to be closer to his family.

"He's not 100% decided on his future yet," confirmed Solskjaer. "He's not told me he wants to leave but I'm very aware he might be going back home to South America.

"Edinson knows I'd love to see him play in front of the Man United fans at Old Trafford, but we have to give him time to make that decision

"It will be the year when we can get the fans back in, and it’s important that he makes the decision not with anything else in mind.

"He wants a successful end to the season, and that might sway him, because he knows I love working with him, the boys really love having him around.

"It’s important we give him as much time as possible to make a decision. I think the pandemic and the situation in the country (England) has been difficult, particularly for him, maybe not speaking the language and having his friends around him."

Cavani will be keen to play his part in United's line-up on Sunday, as they take on Leeds at Elland Road.

Read Paul McGrath's verdict on Leeds vs Manchester United in this weekend's Sunday World.

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