Edinson Cavani: Man Utd fans fear striker was saying goodbye after win vs Burnley

  • Rob Swan
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Footage of Edinson Cavani after Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday has left fans fearing the striker may have been saying goodbye.

United sealed a deserved three points against Burnley at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Scott McTominay, Cristiano Ronaldo and a Ben Mee own goal.

Cavani, who scored United’s equaliser against Newcastle earlier in the week, partnered Ronaldo upfront and produced a typically hard-working performance.

The Uruguayan forward, who turns 35 in February, has been linked with a move away from Manchester in recent weeks.

Barcelona are said to be interested in signing the South American who, according to reports, would be willing to take a pay cut in order to join the Catalan club.

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While Cavani hasn’t been playing like a man unhappy with his current situation, fan footage from the post-match celebrations shows the veteran forward waving and blowing kisses to the crowd.

Was Edinson Cavani saying goodbye to Man Utd fans?

Watch the video here:

Let’s check out some of the reaction from United fans on social media:

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Was Cavani simply showing appreciation to the fans that sing his chant? Or was this really Cavani’s final appearance in a red shirt at Old Trafford?

Time will tell but United fans can be forgiven for fearing the worst.

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Can Man Utd afford to lose Cavani in January?

Man Utd have often looked a significantly better team over the past one-and-a-half seasons with Cavani upfront.

The Uruguay international has scored 19 goals in 49 appearances for the Red Devils – an average return for a striker of his calibre – but has become a firm fan favourite thanks to his incredible work ethic.

Unless United sign a first-class centre-forward to replace him, the potential loss of Cavani would be a huge loss for interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

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