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SunSport can exclusively reveal Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly are demanding answers from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with their Manchester United futures in doubt.
Uruguay striker Cavani, 34, is keen to stay at Old Trafford next season but has not received any assurances from the Red Devils hierarchy.
While frustrated centre-back Bailly wants ‘honesty’ from boss Solskjaer over his first-team status.
United, second in the Premier League after Sunday’s 2-0 derby triumph over leaders City, are looking to bring in a new striker and defender this summer.
Cavani, who is considering a return to South America with Boca Juniors in Argentina, wants to know how a new frontman would impact on his role at the Theatre of Dreams.
The striker joined United in October as a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain on a deal until the end of the season.
His £9million-a-year contract has a one-year option with both parties able to trigger the extension.
That means Cavani, who has scored seven goals this season, could walk away if he wishes.
United are expected to open talks with Cavani but he has grown frustrated that it has taken Boca’s interest of a £3million-a-year offer to begin discussions.
Bailly, who was not even on the United bench for the Etihad triumph, is also a disgruntled figure at United.
And the Ivory Coast defender, 26, had told team-mates how he does not believe he is getting equal treatment from the Old Trafford boss.
A dressing room source told SunSport: “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.”
And finally Euro chiefs could BAN transfers between the biggest clubs – to try to level up football.
The unlikely idea was suggested by Juventus President Andrea Agnelli, head of the European Club Association.
Juve spent a fortune on luring Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid, while Barcelona were considering asking for £500m plus for the services of Lionel Messi last summer.
This summer could see mega-moves for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, as well as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
But Agnelli revealed talks had opened that could see curbs put on clubs trading with each other from 2024.