Cavani wins Premier League Goal of the Month for May

Saturday 29 May 2021 13:00

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani's wonder strike against Fulham has won the Premier League's Goal of the Month award for May.

The Uruguayan frontman took the prize for his quite frankly outrageous 40-yard lob over Cottagers' goalkeeper - and former PSG team-mate - Alphonse Areola, in what was our first game with fans back inside Old Trafford.

The 10,000 spectators in attendance saw David De Gea pass it out from the back before a small back-heel touch from Bruno Fernandes played Cavani in behind. From miles out, the 34-year-old clocked the French keeper off his line and created one of the moments of the season with a truly magical goal.

All the Angles: Cavani v Fulham Video

All the Angles: Cavani v Fulham

We’re not sure what’s better: watching Cavani’s strike again and again, or repeatedly hearing that Old Trafford roar…

The Goal of the Month award is decided by votes from supporters and it is clear that El Matador caught the eye of football fans around the world, as he had to beat some top candidates. Ex-Red and current Brighton & Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck was nominated for his brilliant strike against Leeds United alongside Ferran Torres’s acrobatic goal for Manchester City against Newcastle United and Luke Thomas’s volley for Leicester City at the Theatre of Dreams.

Bertrand Traoré’s goal against United for Aston Villa, Phil Foden’s hit in City’s defeat to the Brighton, Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe’s curler versus relegated West Bromwich Albion and Stephen Bergwijn’s opener for Spurs in their 2-1 defeat to Villa were also on the list.

This is the fifth time a United player has won the official Premier League Goal of the Month prize, which was introduced at the start of the 2016/17 season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was our first winner with his incredible scorpion kick against Sunderland in December 2016, before Antonio Valencia’s volley against Everton won in September 2017. Bruno Fernandes has been the recipient on two occasions, first for the counterattacking goal against Brighton in June 2020 and then for his magnificent strike against Everton in February this year - which was our Goal of the Season, having been announced just hours before Cavani's went in.

From Sunday, you can vote for United's Goal of the Month for May in our Official App.

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