Man Utd ‘frustrated’ at Cavani’s availability with transfer decision close

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Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani could be moving closer to the exit door at Old Trafford by not making himself available to play after being cleared by doctors.

The Uruguayan forward had a postive start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was set to have an impact on their chances of silverware, but he has recently been on the sidelines with a muscular injury.

The 34-year-old has missed six of United’s last seven fixtures with the issue, and is not expected to play a a part in the visit of West Ham on Sunday.

The latest updates comes after Cavani’s father suggested that he wanted to return to South America, which could rule out an agreement over another year in the Premier League.

Manchester Evening News have reported that United staff are frustrated by Cavani’s recent time on the sidelines, with medical staff clearing him to play in some matches.

That comes after Luis Cavani was quoted as saying: “My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again.

"I want Edinson to play in a team that fights something important. He had many conversations with Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.

"He was always been seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America, he lean towards them. By the middle of the year it would be the return to South America. My son's idea is not to continue [in England], he wants to return.”

Solskjaer said of the former PSG striker this week: “Well, Edinson’s fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit.

“From my bad Portuguese and his better English, he’s very proud to play for Man United. He’s always going to give his best as long as (he is here).

“If it’s 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!

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  • "I can't comment on what has been said, I can only say that we're very pleased with Edinson when he's here, he's working really hard to be available, day in and day out, he's proving his personality, his professionalism, even in his broken English he's helping the young kids, as we wanted him to.

    "We knew he wasn't going to be able to play every single game, of course, because he'd been out of football for so long, now let's just makes sure he plays as much football as possible until the end of the season, score as many goals as he can, 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 played fewer games than he wanted to."

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