Edinson Cavani was in a class of his own as he scored a brace in the 6-2 victory over Roma, as Manchester United moved closer to the final of the Europa League.
Cavani is keen on leaving Manchester United at the end of the season, and is looking to return to South America so he can be closer to his family.
However, after his brace against Roma, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged the Uruguayan to remain at the club for at least one more season. According to Solskjaer, Cavani will have a better experience of the club, when fans return to the stadium next season.
“He was out for seven months without playing football for a long, long time before he came to us,” Solskjaer said after United’s win over Roma.
“He’s had a couple of injuries and he’s worked hard to get back fit and has shown his qualities.
“He knows my feelings. I’d love to have him for another year, we’ve spoken about it.
“This year has been very difficult but I’ve promised him Old Trafford and Manchester is a different place without fans in the stadium, he must try to get that feeling onside. Manchester is a fantastic place to live, I’m doing my best. Let’s see.
“Nights like this, hopefully we can get to the final and hopefully he can see himself being here for another year.
“We don’t have to sell the club to him, it’s about the feeling he gets, how he feels coming in every day, the environment we’re creating, the team we’re creating that he’s part of.
“But, as I say, he has to feel scoring those goals in the Stretford End with fans, that’s a different feeling. We’ve got the best fans and, as a goalscorer, there’s no better way to celebrate than in front of them.
“He’s more than just a goal poacher, he’s a very good goalscorer, he’s played football now for so long and he does have a calmness and composure about him. The flick for the first goal and pass for Mason’s.
“He’s just showing his experience and we need that this time of the season, we want the big players and experienced players to step up and he has definitely done lately.”