After coming off the bench to score the equaliser against Newcastle United, Cavani started up top with Cristiano Ronaldo as United ran out 3-1 winners at Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan didn't have a goal to show for his efforts but led the line superbly.
Even though he's not been there that long and he's not always a regular, United fans have a formed a special rapport with the former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli forward.
And Cavani further endeared himself to the United faithful as he celebrated animatedly when McTominay found the net.
Stood just in front of the six yard box, Cavani started wheeling his arms out and dancing wildly as though he had scored the goal.
The most beautiful part of this video is Cavani's reaction to the goal 😍 pic.twitter.com/nZbKlHIxiU— WC (@UTDbllr) December 30, 2021
man loves the club— berry (@_Berrysroom) December 31, 2021
The most selfless player ever existed ✅👐— Yo (@Yo68556668) December 31, 2021
Cavani’s reaction when the first goal went in >>>>>— Mena MUFC (@mena_jnr) December 30, 2021
damn, you gotta love Cavani’s reaction even if it wasn’t his goal https://t.co/wNhX6N3bf3— Razzaq (@razzrafaea) December 31, 2021
Cavani’s reaction to McTominay’s goal 😍🔥— Jack Dixon (@jackdixon24) December 30, 2021
Cavani's reaction to Scott's goal ❤— Control Rangnick, Control! (@OldMonknCoke) December 30, 2021
I liked Cavani’s reaction to his teammate scoring. He danced about like a man who just likes goals.— Ian Walker (@fenlandgent) December 30, 2021
Cavani has been linked with a move away from United and some fans were extremely worried seeing him waving to supporters following the win over Burnley.
Cavani saying his goodbyes? 😭pic.twitter.com/d0y79bH89b— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) December 30, 2021
On Monday, when Gary Neville unleashed on Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for "whinging", he showered Cavani with praise for being a selfless player who puts the team first.
"I always feel better when he’s in the team. he represents the shirt," Neville said on Sky Sports.
"He belongs. He’s fantastic. I don’t think he wilts in presence of Cristiano Ronaldo or Bruno Fernandes. He stands up to them, he helps the younger players.”
In 49 games for United since joining a free, the 34-year-old has found the net on 19 occasions and become a huge hit with the club's fans.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has hinted at playing both he and Ronaldo, who scored twice vs Burnley, as a pair on a more frequent basis.
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