MORNING MAN UTD FANS
Man City’s 5-2 win over Southampton put them 14 points clear of United at the top of the Premier League last night.
And in transfers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes a change in the weather could convince Edinson Cavani his future lies in Manchester.
On a not unfamiliar soaking wet day in the North West, Solskjaer was quizzed on quotes from the striker’s father saying he wanted to quit United.
But ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash with AC Milan, the old Trafford chief said: “Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit.
“From my bad Spanish and his better English, he’s very proud to play for Manchester United. He’s always going to give his best, if it’s beyond this season as well.
“The 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.”
Elsewhere, Ryan Giggs’ Euro 2020 dream is in the balance after a fresh setback.
The Wales manager will miss three more games including the opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers this month as he has been kept on ‘special leave’ by the Welsh FA with his ‘assault’ case still under investigation.
And finally, The planned full reopening of Prem turnstiles next season will see a return of the Saturday afternoon TV “blackout”.
Government pressure saw clubs agree to all top-flight games being screened from June’s resumption. That came with the FA’s blessing for 3pm matches to be broadcast live for the first time since the mid-1960s.
Sky and BT reluctantly agreed and that carried over into this term with gates shut.
This was apart from a brief spell before Christmas when 17 matches were played in front of small crowds.
But the two main broadcasters are keen for the original terms of their £1.665billion annual deal — covering 20 of the 380 total games — to be restored once fans are back.