Revealed: Our April Goal of the Month winner
April 2021 really was fine month for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani. Not only did the veteran frontman win our Player of the Month award, he’s also come out on top of our Goal of the Month poll.
And it was during the four-goal demolition that Edi also scooped his second prize of the month.
With the Reds trailing at half-time against the Giallorossi, Cavani got us back on level terms just three minutes after the interval.
From there, it was an unerring finish from the forward, who opened up his body and powerfully placed a first-time effort past Antonio Mirante in the away goal.
It was the goal that kickstarted the Reds back into life and, two weeks after netting a brace against Granada in the quarter-finals, Edi’s double inspired the Reds to an emphatic Old Trafford victory, one that ultimately ensured our place in the Gdansk final later this month.
That goal earned 35 per cent of the vote across ManUtd.com and our Official App, meaning Cavani wins the award for the second time this season, having previously collected the accolade for his late goal in December’s Carabao Cup victory over Everton.
Cavani also finished in second place this month, with his diving header against Tottenham Hotspur, a few weeks earlier, collecting 25 per cent of the vote from our supporters.
Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood round off the top five for their own superb goals last month, but it’s Edi, once again, who takes the crown.
In doing so, he becomes the third player to win both awards in the same month this term, with Fernandes in November and Paul Pogba in January having achieved the feat already in 2020/21.
Cavani puts on a finishing clinic in RomeVideo
Cavani v Roma - 35 per cent
Cavani v Tottenham - 25 per cent
Fernandes v Roma - 14 per cent
Rashford v Granada - 7 per cent
Greenwood v Burnley - 5 per cent
March: Amad v AC Milan
February: Fernandes v Everton
January: Pogba v Fulham
December: Cavani v Everton
November: Fernandes v Istanbul Basaksehir
October: Fernandes v Newcastle
September: Rashford v Brighton