Edinson Cavani of Manchester United set became the first United player to score in Old Trafford in front of their home fans. United also broke an unwanted record in the as well. The game, which was their final home game in this season’s Premier League, had them draw 1-1 with already relegated Fulham.
Edinson Cavani Joins Sheringham, Ibrahimovic in United Record Book
The draw against the relegated side means Manchester United have dropped 10 points from winning position at Old Trafford this season. It is their highest ever such total at home in a Premier League campaign. Edinson Cavani put Man United in front in the first 15 minutes of the game. The attacker lobbed Fulham goalkeeper after seeing him off his line.
Besides being the United player to score in their stadium since lockdown, he is also the third Man United player to reach ten plus goals in a single Premier League season while aged 33 or over at the start of that campaign.
The first in the club’s history is Teddy Sheringham in 2000-01, followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016-17 and now in the 2020/21 season. The game was looking just fine, and everything was going in line with United’s plan until Joe Bryan scored an equaliser with just 14 minutes left to play. Manchester United remain in the second place position with 71 points in the league table.