Manchester United fans ecstatic after Edinson Cavani leads comeback victory against Southampton
Clearly Manchester United got themselves a bargain when they signed Edinson Cavani on a free on deadline day last summer.
The Uruguayan veteran maybe 33, but he showed that age is just a number after effecting around an incredible turnaround against Southampton at St. Mary’s.
An abject United side themselves down 2-0 going into the break. Things were not looking up as David de Gea was forced to come off with an injury.
While Dean Henderson did his part in goal, it was Cavani on the other end who lit up the match.
The 33-year-old set up Bruno Fernandes to halve the deficit before drawing us level in the 74th minute. He was, however, not done and had his eyes on all three points.
Cavani got his just rewards when he slotted hom United’s third in stoppage time to complete the comeback.
It was an incredible display by the substitute who could play a key role in the season to come. Watching on from the sidelines, Ole Gunnar Solskajer, himself once a game-changing substitute could not have been any prouder.
We take a look at how fans reacted to the super sub on Twitter.
United fans go nuts on Twitter as Cavani wins it late against Southampton
I hope we can all come to the conclusion that Cavani should be our first choice striker. He is the best striker in that squad. Put him right there and pick his striker partners from the rest of the players.— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) November 29, 2020
Cavani may no longer be mentioned in the same breath as Falcao. Big challenge was whether he could transmit form from Tuesday night into league games and he did that and then some. Proactive of Solskjaer to put him on when he did. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 29, 2020
Absolutely mint.— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) November 29, 2020
Think I love Cavani.
Edinson Cavani has been outstanding every time he’s played for United this season. He’s got plaudits for working his back side off to help the team and now has got two trademark brilliant number 9 goals. What a shrewd signing he’s turning out to be.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) November 29, 2020
Wow, what a win that was. Unbelievable come back against a good side like Southampton. Wish we didn’t have to make such hard work out of it after the amount of chance we missed in the first-half, but we got there in the end. Edinson Cavani the obvious man of the match! 🇺🇾— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) November 29, 2020
Cavani is the best striker in the Premier League after Harry Kane btw.— ًEIIis. (@UtdEIIis) November 29, 2020
Cavani already done the most of a number 7 at United out of any since Ronaldo.— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) November 29, 2020
Edinson Cavani has done more in 1 game than Aubameyang all season— Trey (@UTDTrey) November 29, 2020
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Cavani averaging a goal contribution every 32 minutes in the Premier League, the myth that players are finished after they turn 30 needs to be stopped.— TC. (@totalcristiano) November 29, 2020
Edinson Cavani now has three goals in five Premier League matches for Manchester United.— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) November 29, 2020
That’s a league goal less than Radamel Falcao had in 26 Premier League matches for Man United in the 2014/2015-season.
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