Edinson Cavani celebrates his goal against Everton in the Carabao Cup

Revealed: United's Goal of the Month for December

Sunday 03 January 2021 15:00

Edinson Cavani has won his first monthly award as a Manchester United player, after fans voted for his excellent opener against Everton as the club's greatest goal in December.

The Uruguayan icon, who signed for the Reds on transfer deadline day in early October, broke the deadlock in our final match before Christmas when he beat Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen with a brilliant left-footed shot in the 88th minute.

Moments later, Anthony Martial sealed our 2-0 away win in the Carabao Cup quarter-final and although the three-match suspension Cavani received last week means he'll miss the semi-final against Manchester City at Old Trafford this coming Wednesday night, he'll soon be back on the pitch, seeking more important contributions for the Reds.
Cavani's Carabao Cup goal against Everton Video

Cavani's Carabao Cup goal against Everton

Unwrap your early Christmas present: Edinson Cavani belting it past Robin Olsen, to send United on our way…

Edinson's award-winning effort on 23 December was his fourth and most recent goal for the club; his first one was scored at the same happy hunting ground, Goodison Park, when United beat Everton 3-1 in the Premier League on 7 November.

The runner-up in our Goal of the Month poll was the first of Marcus Rashford's brace against Sheffield United, which gained just one per cent more of the votes cast in our Official App than Scott McTominay's second strike in the 6-2 demolition of Leeds United.

Cavani v Everton: 31%
Rashford (1st) v Sheffield Utd: 16%
McTominay (2nd) v Leeds United: 15%
Greenwood v West Ham: 11%
Fernandes v Leicester: 8%
Galton v Bristol City Women: 7%
Pellistri v Southampton U23s: 5%
Heath v Bristol City Women: 2%
Galton v Aston Villa Women: 2%
James v Leeds United: 2%
McNeill v Liverpool U18s: 1%

Congratulations, Edinson, and thanks to everyone who voted in our Official App.