Proof that Edinson Cavani is no ordinary footballer
You will be surprised to hear this, but one of our most popular articles of the season so far is about Edinson Cavani’s love of nature.
When our no.7 isn't scoring goals for the mighty Reds and has a rare day off, he often spends it by exploring his surroundings in Greater Manchester (lockdown restrictions permitting, of course).
As you may have seen, Edi shared a selfie that was trending across social media among supporters.
Dressed in his camouflage walking gear, Cavani headed for a walk and documented the views for his millions of followers.
Nada más hermoso, la naturaleza 🌲🌳☀️✌️... pic.twitter.com/sAJPEfrizc— Edi Cavani Official (@ECavaniOfficial) November 8, 2020
Reds supporter Brian Armstrong also extended an invite to our farming enthusiast: “You're always welcome in my part of the world Edi - the Eden Valley in Cumbria. Plenty of sheep to clip too!”
Amusingly, the mysterious contents of Edinson’s sandwich also became a talking point – bacon without sauce, surely not? – but we won’t go into the finer details of that discussion just yet…
In the months between leaving Paris Saint-Germain and joining United, Cavani spent time in his beloved homeland of Uruguay, exploring his passion for farming, shearing sheep, labouring on the land and even honing his ballet skills (he’s extremely nimble for such a big man!)
It’s fair to say Juan Mata is a very similar example of this, with the nicest man in football being a lover of great art, culture, food and music – when he isn’t producing the goods for United, naturally.
Cavani’s hike will have sent many supporters into an Instagram rabbit hole, exploring the striker’s incredible account that is packed with insight into his life and career.
In the gallery below, you can see nine historic Instagram posts that highlight Edi’s love of nature and prove that he is not any ordinary footballer…
Edi's Insta is a must-follow gallery
Our new no.7 likes to share his love for nature on social media, as you can see in these nine beautiful pictures...