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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Edinson Cavani tried his luck in asking for a day off following his efforts in Manchester United's 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday.

The Red Devils went in 2-0 down at half-time at St Mary's, but Cavani made a dramatic impact after coming on at the break, scoring twice and creating an assist to help turn the game around.

It was a performance that certainly delighted his manager – but Solskjaer says Cavani took the opportunity to try out his limited English with a cheeky request.

Speaking ahead of his side's Champions League game against PSG on Wednesday, Solskjaer said of Cavani: "He has already learned two English words – tomorrow, off. He wants a day off after a win.

Edinson Cavani had a huge part to play in Manchester United's win over Southampton
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

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"When we win a game he already knows that one!"

Wednesday's encounter could see Cavani go up against his former side, and Solskjaer insisted his striker is ready for the occasion.

He added: "He is ready to play and 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.

"But from knowing him, that will give him energy. He is so professional. And he will work on his mindset today to get ready for the game.

"He has learned a lesson. It might affect him, but he will have to put that to one side when the game is on. The best players can put those things aside.

Cavani spent seven seasons at PSG
(Image: Imago/PA Images)

"I think it’s really important [to have him], especially for me, as it gives you extra space in the box as defenders look more for these strikers. It gives extra space for our midfielders."

United need just a point from their last two games against PSG and RB Leipzig to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and they will be hoping to get the job done sooner rather than later.