Manchester United produced a stunning second half comeback to blow Roma away 6-2 last night.

United went in at the break 2-1 down, having let the early lead earned by Bruno Fernandes’ sumptuous goal slip.

Within 20 minutes of the restart, it was 3-2 thanks to a double from Edinson Cavani.

Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, Victor Lindelof hailed the 34-year-old and said he scored the goal of the night too.

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“There were a few really good ones. Edi’s goal, the one he put in the top corner, was very nice,” said Lindelof.

The combination for the first goal was also very good. It’s difficult to pick one but if I have to, I think I go for Edi’s one in the top corner.

”I think Edi was absolutely brilliant today. I think he showed what kind of player he is. His experience as well; he was absolutely top in the way he managed the game, controlled the ball and obviously scored goals as well.


I think he would have enjoyed scoring goals in front of our fans and I think everyone is missing them. Hopefully, we can get them back because a night like this deserves fans.

Manchester United v AS Roma - UEFA Europa League Semi Final: Leg One
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Cavani’s form since the trip to Tottenham has been exceptional and shows what United would be missing if he departed in the summer.

As Lindelof eludes to, it would be a shame if he left the club having never played in front of fans at Old Trafford.

Keeping Cavani would also allow United to put the purchase of a new long-term striking option off for at least another summer.

That could be helpful during a window where United have other priorities – central defender, right midfield and maybe right-back – and their finances will also be impacted by the pandemic too.

The added bonus of last night’s comprehensive win is that it allows Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play his best team against Liverpool on Sunday, because United should be able to get the job done in Italy regardless.

United look to have finally ended their semi-final hoodoo and the experience of Cavani was a huge factor in that last night.

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