“Edinson was out for seven months and not playing football for a very long time before he came to us,” Solskjaer added.
“He’s had a couple of injuries and has worked really hard to show his quality.
“He knows my feelings, he knows that I would love to have him for another year, we have spoken about it. I understand this year has been very difficult, but I promised him that Old Trafford and Manchester is a different place with fans in the stadium.
“I’m doing my best, nights like this [help], hopefully we can get to the final and hopefully he can see himself being here for another year.”
Should Solskjaer managed to persuade Cavani to stay at Old Trafford for at least one more season, it could delay the imminent need to sign another big-money striker.