Watch: Edinson Cavani nearly scores for Man Utd after beautiful build up


Edinson Cavani had a header saved after some beautiful build-up play during Manchester United‘s 2-1 win over Fulham. 

United went into the game determined to regain top spot in the Premier League after Leicester and Manchester City had overtaken them following recent wins.

Despite conceding an early goal to Ademola Lookman, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men rallied with strikes from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba.

It was following Pogba’s strike where United constructed their best move of the match.

Having pressed Fulham out of possession, slick interplay between Bruno Fernandes, Cavani and Pogba worked the ball towards Anthony Martial on the left-wing.

Approaching full speed, Martial took on the Fulham defence before sweeping a pass to Cavani. A few seconds later, Fernandes had delivered a whipped ball towards the Uruguayan strikers, whose header was well-saved by Alphonse Areola.

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