GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Manchester United 3, Southampton 2 – Cavani Scores 2

Manchester United vs Southampton

Video highlights from Southampton and Manchester United game as Edinson Cavani scored twice in the second half, including a stoppage time winner in the 3-2 win for the Red Devils.

Manchester United trailed 2-0 at the half and had to replaced goalkeeper David de Gea due to an unfortunate injury, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managed to inspire his team to grab the late win.

It was the eighth successive victory for Manchester United in Premier League on the road, which is now a club record.

Southampton took the lead in the 23rd minute when Jan Bednarek headed home past De Gea. The home side doubled its advantage 10-minutes later when James Ward-Prowse beat De Gea again from a free-kick.

In an effort to get to the ball, the Manchester United shot stopper collided with the post and suffered an injury. He managed to finished the half but was forced to be replaced by Dean Henderson at the interval.

Manchester United then began the comeback when Cavani found Bruno Fernandes inside the box to cut the deficit to a goal, as the influential midfielder slotted past the keeper on the hour mark.

Cavani then made it 2-2 in the 75th minute, heading home after being played onside, and then completed his brace with another header, this time converting a cross by Marcus Rashford in the second minute of stoppage time.

Cavani is only the second player to be directly involved in three goals in a Premier League game after coming on as a substitute for Manchester United. The other player is current United boss Solskjaer, who scored four times against Nottingham Forest in February 1999.

“It was always a gamble when he came to club. People were doubting did he have the hunger and desire,” former United captain Roy Keane said on Sky Sports. “We’ve seen proof of it today. He could prove a huge signing for Manchester United.”

Former Chelsea forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said about Cavani on Sky Sports: “It’s his movement. Every young striker has to look at him. He anticipates; he’s always on the move. He knows where the ball is coming. Yes, it’s a good delivery but it’s all about the movement.”

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