Solskjaer gives Cavani fitness update ahead of FA Cup quarter-final

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on the fitness of Edinson Cavani ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter-final with Leicester.

Cavani was withdrawn from the Red Devils’ travelling squad to face AC Milan in the Europa League this week, following a reaction in training as the forward works his way back from an injury that has seen him sidelined for eight of the club’s past nine fixtures in all competitions.

The Uruguayan international missed the 1-0 win at the San Siro that booked United’s place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, and Solskjaer has now provided an update on the 34-year-old ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Foxes at the King Power Stadium.

“Edinson has worked really hard and joined in training sessions. Towards the end he needs to top it up to feel 100% ready for the game and hasn’t really got there yet.” Solskjaer told his post-match press conference.

“It’s down to him. He doesn’t want to come in and look off the pace. Hopefully he can be ready for Sunday but I’m not sure.”

Cavani’s absence has restricted the Red Devils’ attacking options with Anthony Martial also sidelined at present, Mason Greenwood having been utilised as central forward for the win in Milan on Thursday.

The veteran’s future at the club remains uncertain amid continued links with Boca Juniors, no decision having yet been made over an extension to the one-year deal the star signed upon his free transfer arrival from Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Cavani has made 25 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions this season, scoring seven goals.

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