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‘He’s learned the hard way’ – Solskjear says following Cavani’s post

Tue 01 December 2020 | 18:15

The Football Association got involved regarding the controversy around Cavani’s Instagram post after defeating Southampton.

Manchester United



has shown his cooperation with the FA and his support for

Edinson Cavani

as investigations are being done about the Uruguayan’s Instagram post reading ‘Gracias n******.’

The Uruguayan international is deeply apologetic saying he didn’t mean any offense as he was just replying to a message. He later deleted the post when he was told about N-word’s interpretation in the Uk.

The United’s manager said in his interviews: "

We’ve communicated with Edinson and he’s deeply sorry for the mistake he made. There was no malicious intent at all, it was just an affectionate greeting to a friend of his.

"We explained to him and he’s been asked by the FA to explain so of course he will cooperate with them and we will support him. It’s one of those unfortunate situations. He's just come into the country; in Uruguay it’s used in a different way than what we have here.

"We will support him but we support the FA too. It’s important that the FA has asked him to explain and it’s out there for everyone to see because we want to be in the fight against discrimination with everyone.

"I saw Gary (Neville) said something about all players coming from different cultures should be educated and I’m sure Edinson has learnt the hard way


The Red Devils will take on Cavani’s former employers PSG on Wednesday. Soskjear claims he has no concerns when it comes to Cavani’s attitude in the game despite the off-pitch struggles.


Edinson is ready to play. Of course, it’s special for him to play against PSG, his old club where he is the top scorer, so that will affect him mentally



From knowing him I think that will give him energy and he will be ready. He is so professional, experienced and he will work on his mindset today and tomorrow to be ready for the game.

"The same goes for the FA… he’s learnt a lesson. It might affect him but he’ll have to put it to one side when the game’s on and the best players can put problems, or other thoughts, away for a while and perform when he has to."

United need one point to be qualified for Round 16, but a three-point will put them on top of the table.


The quicker you can qualify the better, with a win we win the group, that’s our intent," Solskjaer said. "We want to go out there in our style, attacking intent, defending well against a top team with some top individual players. Our mindset is win this game and we’ve won the group


source: SportMob