Manchester United‘s Edinson Cavani proved to be the catalyst for a record-breaking comeback against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
For the first time in top-flight history, Man Utd have won 𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 consecutive league games away from home.
Irresistible on the road. 🚘 pic.twitter.com/ujibXb7xIQ
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) November 29, 2020
A visit to St. Mary’s never seems to be easy for Manchester United. There’s no outright rivalry between them, but when the Devils take on the Saints the stakes seem to rise to supernatural heights.
At 2-0 down on Sunday afternoon, United once again found themselves at the mercy of Southampton. Things had to change, and fast.
Solskjær, in what proved to be a stroke of genius, sent on Edinson Cavani and the Uruguayan marksman changed everything.
An assist for Bruno Fernandes began the comeback and a brilliant diving header after the Portuguese International’s shot was deflected drew matters level.
The true defining moment came in the second minute of stoppage time. United, buoyed on by a new sense of urgency sought a winner, and El Matador delivered.
46' Cavani subbed on
59' Cavani assists Fernandes
74' Cavani makes it 2-2
92' Cavani makes it 3-2
What an impact. pic.twitter.com/D8hnMEa2mc
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A testament to his skill, experience, and bullish character, Cavani was on hand to score where perhaps no one else would be. A proper centre forward’s goal from a proper centre forward – one of the best in the business.
Cavani showed just how good he can be, and how vital a piece he could potentially be in any Mancunian hunt for silverware.
It’s been a while since United had a player they could look to in tough times and trust him to deliver, but Cavani just might prove to be that man for Solskjær.
When facing a locked door get the ball to El Matador and he will inevitably score. That’s the kind of player Cavani has been throughout his career and if he can perform at the level he did on Sunday on a regular basis, then he could well be the one United have been waiting for.
Can Cavani fire Manchester United back to glory? I wouldn’t bet against it.