Despite a slow start which saw them fall behind against Brighton, Manchester United managed to turn it around in the second half and claim all three points.
Danny Welbeck’s opener was cancelled out by Marcus Rashford early in the second half, before Mason Greenwood netted in successive games with 10 minutes to go to secure victory.
With Chelsea dropping points this weekend, it was imperative that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side picked up maximum points to keep a nice gap to the Champions League chasers.
It perhaps wasn’t the most fluid United performance we’ve seen this season, but the battling nature on display to fight back from a goal down is something United have long missed.
On a night where it was important to stand up and be counted, one man failed to impress the United faithful – and that man was Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguayan was hooked minutes before Greenwood took over his number nine position and netted the winner, doing little to help his cause.
Uncertainty remains over Cavani’s future at Old Trafford, with speculation that he turned down a contract in favour of returning to South America.
After tonight’s display it appears some United fans would be happy to see his contract run down.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter….
Paul Pogba is lacking match sharpness, Marcus Rashford is probably 60% fit, Mason Greenwood isn’t doing much because he’s not playing in his natural position, & Edinson Cavani has been Brighton’s best defender. It’s a mess.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) April 4, 2021
Pogba looks miles off it, Cavani even further off it. Rashford looks half-fit. The attack continues to be a major worry for United. #mufc
— Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) April 4, 2021
I don't see why we should extend Cavani contract, Get me a proper striker.
— Dave (@DaROYALemperor) April 4, 2021
Cavani clearly wants to leave don’t want to see him start for my football club anymore
— AB. (@ab_utd) April 4, 2021
Cavani looks gone just play greenwood up top from now on and james or diallo on right
— Sleemo (@16Sleemo) April 4, 2021
Greenwood scored 1 minute after Cavani left and he played as a 9. Coincidence? I think not.
— Leo (@utdleo_) April 4, 2021
Cavani has been utterly useless
— Papi-Iyk (@Paidhunk) April 4, 2021