“It has a special meaning’ – Cavani reveals story behind his iconic goal celebration

Manchester United striker Edison Cavani has revealed the epic story behind his iconic goal celebration.

The Uruguayan striker pulls out the bow and arrow after scoring his goals.

The 33-year-old has opened up that the celebration is an ode to the indigenous people of his country – the South American Indians who inhabited the grasslands around Uruguay.

“It’s a bit of a long story and it’s kind of wrapped up in our country’s history, and the indigenous population, the Charrúas,” Edinson Cavani said when asked about the reason behind his celebration.

“When my little daughter, India, was born, her name is just a small reference to our native Uruguayans, the Charrúas.

“So that arrow that I take out and then fire, is a goal celebration that sort of encapsulates all these things: a mix of my daughter’s name and the indigenous peoples of my country.

“It has a special meaning, but like you say, Eric reminded me of it, even though at the end of each celebration, I always make sure I take out the arrow and fire it.”