Edinson Cavani scored brace as Manchester United come back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in Sunday’s premier league fixture.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side conceded 2 goals against Southampton before the break but United come back strong in the second half of the game
Manchester United staged a dramatic comeback at Southampton; Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse gave Southampton the lead; Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani hit back for the visitors; Sub Cavani sealed win in stoppage time; Saints stay fifth, while United up to seventh
Manchester United fought back from two goals down to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory as Edinson Cavani’s double rescued Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Southampton.
Jan Bednarek’s header and James Ward-Prowse’s stunning free-kick sent Southampton in at the break with a two-goal lead, but United, who were forced into bringing Dean Henderson on at half-time in place of the injured David de Gea, hit back in the second half.
Cavani – also a half-time substitute, replacing Mason Greenwood at the break – set up Bruno Fernandes for United’s first before the Uruguayan’s 74th-minute header brought the sides level.
There was time for even more drama as Cavani swooped in stoppage time to break Southampton hearts and rescue what looked an unlikely three points for United.
Defeat means Southampton stay fifth, while the three points take United, who move into the top half, up to seventh, five points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.