Edinson Cavani grabbed the headlines with his brace in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Southampton yesterday.

Bruno Fernandes claims the Uruguayan was also ‘amazing’ in the game before, the 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir.

But he feels that display went under the radar because Cavani didn’t get the goals – unlike yesterday.

Fernandes was keen to praise Cavani to the club’s official website after that dramatic fightback at St Mary’s.

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When you have strikers who move a lot, and they give you the chance to play balls for them, it is really good,” Bruno said of Cavani. “Every striker we have gives us options.

Edi has qualities, everyone knows that. For me, he’s one of those strikers that can smell the goal as you saw twice. He smelt the goal, you need to have this feeling to score these two goals.

Edi will help us and he is helping already. One of the best games he played was against Basaksehir and nobody talks about that because he didn’t score but he did an amazing game. He helps a lot.”


As per ESPN, Cavani also did something only one Manchester United player has ever done in the Premier League yesterday – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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He became only the second player to be directly involved in three or more Premier League goals in a one game as a United substitute.

Solskjaer scored four against Nottingham Forest in February 1999 en route to that historic treble.

Cavani set up Fernandes’s goal to make it 2-1, showcasing his all-round game, which makes him more than just a poacher.

He is United’s most dangerous striker right now and it’s clear Fernandes is already a huge admirer.

Now Solskjaer must decide whether Cavani starts against his former employers on Wednesday night.

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