Manchester United star Edinson Cavani left fans breathless after his talismanic performance vs Southampton in what was a brilliant win.
The experienced Uruguayan scored twice and assisted once in the 3-2 victory despite coming on at half-time and certainly impressed supporters.
United seemed dead and buried after heading in at the break trailing by two goals but they managed to secure the sensational comeback win thanks to Cavani.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to bring him onto the field in the hopes it would inspire the team to three points and it proved to be the right call.
Mason Greenwood was the man sacrificed but Cavani got what needed to be done sorted and handed his team a brilliant win.
Just realised Cavani’s broke the 7 curse.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) November 29, 2020
WORLD CLASS movement. Age doesn’t matter when you have the quality football brain that Cavani possesses. pic.twitter.com/oD8pRcVXxU
— UnitedReds (@UnitedRedscom) 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
*Random ball flying through the air*
Edison Cavani: pic.twitter.com/6DjYRAwBIo
— Ehiz (@ehizthemenace) November 29, 2020
give Cavani the keys to Manchester, he can have my bed he can have my imaginary girlfriend he can have whatever he wants the beautiful Uruguayan bastard
— ‘ (@vintageredss) November 29, 2020
I always knew Cavani would get goals but what surprised me is his overall play, the assist and his holdup showed he’s still got it
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) November 29, 2020
Cavani’s sensational movement was key in his performance as he seemed to know exactly where the ball was going to end up.
The two young forwards lack the same ability to sniff where danger is and Cavani gave them a masterclass in regards to that.
It’s safe to say Martial may struggle to win his spot back as the club’s leading striker when he recovers from his illness.
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