Manchester United are through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and fans praised Edinson Cavani for his role in the progress.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had to overcome Everton away from home and managed to successfully hammer them 2-0 in the end.
United left it late to grab their goals and it was Cavani who opened the scoring with a moment of magic.
Solskjaer’s side were dominating the match but struggling to show anything for it until the experienced Uruguayan took matters into his own hands.
The Red Devils will now have to face fierce rivals Manchester City in the semi-final but with Cavani on their side, fans have nothing to fear.
When we’ve won games away in this brilliant run, we haven’t always deserved it but the attacking play at times today was superb. It genuinely merited that semi-final spot and what an absolutely clutch, world class finish to win from Cavani. Come on! 🔥 #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) December 23, 2020
Exceptional centre forward play from Cavani; seemed to surprise Everton defenders by coming inside onto his left foot and before they knew what he’d done it was in the corner of the net. Martial did really well dropping off into space to feed him. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 23, 2020
That finish is worth all the money we paid for Cavani
Wait he was free?
— kenna (@kennagq) December 23, 2020
That's a pure number 9. Edinson Cavani, turning up when it counts.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 23, 2020
TAKE A FUCKING BOW CAVANI. WEAK FOOT BANGER!
— Devils of United 🔰 (@DevilsOfUnited) December 23, 2020
— UnitedReds (@UnitedRedscom) December 23, 2020
There were concerns over Cavani’s age and proneness to injury before he arrived but it’s safe to say he’s proven his worth so far.
Some fans couldn’t believe PSG let him leave for free with no reason and so searched for something to criticise about him.
However, Cavani has made himself useful many times this season and did so again after netting a fantastic effort vs Everton.
If Manchester United are to go the distance this time around then they’ll need the former PSG man fit and firing.
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