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Man Utd boss Solskjaer faced with two disgruntled players who are demanding answers

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to be backed in the summer transfer window so he can finally begin to close the gap on Manchester City to become genuine title contenders for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson departed Old Trafford in 2013.

However, the Norwegian boss must first deal with two disgruntled stars who are demanding answers.

Edinson Cavani’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and his future is still up in the air.

The Sun claims that the 34-year-old is keen to remain with the Red Devils but he is unhappy with the current situation.

Argentinian outfit Boca Juniors have apparently offered Cavani a £3million-a-year deal to return to South America.

But the striker wants clarity from Solskjaer on how any new additions to the squad will affect his minutes on the pitch.

United have been linked with Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and if a new forward is captured then Cavani will likely fall down the pecking order.

There is a clause in Cavani’s current deal which allows either the club or the player to trigger a 12-month extension.

But with so much confusion over Solskjaer’s summer plans, Cavani is demanding answers.

Another player who is seeking clarity over his situation is defender Eric Bailly, according to the Sun.

The centre-back apparently wants honesty from Solskjaer over his first-team status.

It is no secret that United are in desperate need for a long-term partner for Harry Maguire.

Victor Lindelof has often got the nod this season with Bailly only stepping in when the Swede is unavailable.

The Ivory Coast international does not feel he is getting equal treatment and wants his future sorted out at the end of the season.

A source told the Sun: “Eric doesn’t feel he has any trust from Ole and he thinks that’s unfair.

“He wants the coach to have confidence in him and back him up but he feels he isn’t being protected at all and that hurts.”

They added: “From Eric’s point of view, he thinks he will only play now if Lindelof is out, irrespective of how he plays.

“But he thinks that is the easy option and that Solskjaer can do it because he doesn’t like to kick up a fuss or start knocking on the manager’s door to ask questions.

“If he was left out because he was making mistakes he would understand it but that’s not the case. Eric just wants to feel appreciated by the manager and the club.”



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