EDINSON CAVANI redeemed himself by scoring twice in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Southampton having earlier had fans fuming.
At half-time, Red Devil supporters were raging because he wasn’t ready to be subbed on.
Edinson Cavani wasn’t ready to come on – despite being substituted at half-time
Edinson Cavani was Man Utd’s hero scoring twice in a 3-2 over SouthamptonCredit: AFP or licensors
The Uruguayan international replaced misfiring Mason Greenwood at the break, and was waiting patiently on the touchline before the second half could commence.
However, he had a problem with his footwear before he was introduced – forcing a trainer to run into the changing room and get a new pair of boots for him.
Then, with the second half underway he was seen lacing his new pair as the game began.
United played the first 26 seconds of the second half with 10 men, as Cavani was lacing up.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer was far from impressed, saying after the game: “You have to be ready as a sub. I know everything about that.”
And football fans around the globe fumed and poked fun at the 33-year-old for taking an eternity to make his entrance.
Silly Lukasz wrote: The state of our season has been quite well summed up by the fact that Edinson Cavani must have known for the whole of half time that he was coming on yet still missed the start because he didn’t have his boots on.
Mo Licker tweeted: “Keane going to love Cavani lace incident.”
While Pauly Kwestel joked: When people tell me Cavani will bring veteran experience to this United I’ll always remember how United played the first 26 seconds of the 2nd half with 10 men because Cavani wasn’t ready and was still doing his laces.”
Still, Cavani had the last laugh and eventually was the hero for the Red Devils.
He had an instant impact, assisting Bruno Fernandes to get United back into a game they were trailing 2-0 at half-time.
Cavani scored the equaliser, then netted an injury-time winner to send United fans wild.
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