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Edinson Cavani Incredibly Backed Up Mason Greenwood During Heated Confrontation With Roma Players

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Edinson Cavani Incredibly Backed Up Mason Greenwood During Heated Confrontation With Roma Players

Edinson Cavani came to Mason Greenwood's rescue and staunchly defended the Manchester United starlet during a heated altercation with two Roma players.

United suffered a 3-2 defeat to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday during their second-leg Europa League semi-final clash.

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But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men punched their ticket to the final thanks to the 8-5 aggregate scoreline.

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Despite United's defeat on the night, Cavani was in fine form for the Red Devils and scored a brace against Roma.

However, the 34-year-old Uruguayan striker earned praise from United fans when he intervened during Greenwood's war of words with Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp.

During the second half, Greenwood and Mancini were caught squaring up before Karsdorp stepped up and confronted the 19-year-old United forward.

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Cavani wasted no time by pushing Karsdorp away and confronted the 26-year-old Roma right-back.

Mancini returned and tried to pull Cavani away before the pair clashed in a heated altercation as players from both teams separated them.

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However, Cavani's actions were lauded by United fans as they loved how he defended Greenwood from both Mancini and Karsdorp.

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Speaking after the second-leg clash, Solskjaer praised David de Gea for his performance against Roma as he insisted United were 'lucky' to have "one of the best 'keepers in the world."

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The United boss told BT Sport: "It feels good to be in the final. We played one very, very good half at Old Trafford which has taken us through.

"I'm disappointed we lost, especially the way we played in the second half.

"It could easily have been 8-6 to them. It was a strange game.

"We kept giving them the ball, but luckily we have one of the best 'keepers in the world. We are in the final and are looking forward to 26th May."

United will now face Villarreal on 26th May in the Europa League final at the Arena Gdansk in Poland.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BT Sport

Topics: Football, Europa League, Manchester United, Serie A, Mason Greenwood, UEFA, Roma, Premier League, England, Edinson Cavani, Italy

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