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Solskjaer gives his verdict on football taking a break amidst Covid concerns

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted at Edinson Cavani being given a contract extension.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to see football continue for the greater good

According to the Mirror, Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his verdict regarding football being suspended during the nationwide lockdown.

England is currently in its third lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. All of the UK is now under strict curbs, with Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland also in lockdown. (h/t BBC)

This has seen a number of players and managers call for football to be suspended as the country remains under lockdown. Solskjaer, however, is not amongst them.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed with his team's mentality
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for football to continue (Getty Images)

The Norwegian believes that the sport has a duty to carry on, for the greater good. He has termed football to be an antidote to the mental well-being of the nation.

“I hope we can continue playing, because it’s a positive impact for anyone.”

Solskjaer touched on his own experience and the feeling of having football to look to. He believes having the beautiful game to fall back onto will give people something to look forward to during these troubled times.

“I feel that at home myself, when you don’t have a game yourself, you’re looking forward to watching a game on the telly and the mental well-being of football has been a big positive, I think.”

Football gives people something to look up to (AFP via Getty Images)

It was confirmed earlier that United starlet Facundo Pellistri has tested positive for coronavirus. The player will now go into 10-day isolation.

The youngster is the third United star after Paul Pogba and Alex Telles to contract the virus. Thankfully, it does not appear as if he has passed in onto any of his teammates.

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2020 was a tough year for the majority of the population around the world. While there is hope this year will be better, we will currently have to soldier through until things improve.

Sport is something that brings hope and in times of despair, it takes on a greater significance. Solskjaer is right in his assessment and for now, we are glad football is not being curtailed.

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