Why Cavani is happy to have scored in 9-0 demolition of Southampton

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has revealed he’s delighted to have finally scored his first goal at Old Trafford.

The striker had scored a number of goals for us away, but for some reason, he just couldn’t put it in at home.

But on Wednesday, as we played and beat Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford, the Uruguayan was finally able to find the back of the net, and while he believes it would have been more interesting had the fans been around, he’s still happy to have broken the jinx.

He told the club’s official website in an interview: “I’m feeling in good shape fitness-wise and, as I wrote on social media, I was very happy and pleased to have finally scored my first goal in the beautiful stadium that is Old Trafford.

“As we all will know, I would genuinely have loved the supporters to have been in the stadium to enjoy the moment, but that’s just how the circumstances are right now and dictated how it had to be.

“That first goal had been proving to be a bit elusive, with the post intervening on one occasion and the ball just not wanting to go in on another. But after a lot of effort, commitment and desire to succeed, the goal finally came and I was really happy, I really was!”

Cavani has 5 Premier League goals to his name so far, excluding 1 from the EFL cup.