Edinson Cavani’s stunning strike from 40 yards for Manchester United in 1-1 draw with Fulham voted Premier League goal of the month
- Edinson Cavani has been awarded the Goal of the Month for his attack on Fulham
- The striker saw Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola off his line in the 1-1 draw
- His bold 40-yard chip beat Areola to open the scoring earlier this month
Edinson Cavani’s stunning long-term effort against Fulham has been named May’s Budweiser Goal of the Month.
The Manchester United forward was redirected by Bruno Fernandes and saw that goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was off his line.
He then majestically chip the goalkeeper with a first attempt from 40 yards to put Manchester United in the lead in a match they tied 1-1.
Edinson Cavani’s amazing goal against Fulham has been hailed as May’s Goal of the Month
Cavani saw Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola off his line and tried a daring chip
Cavani performed it to perfection in his first game in front of the public at Old Trafford
Cavani impressed many in his first season at Old Trafford, after joining as a free agent when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.
Over the course of the campaign, he scored 17 goals in 39 games in all competitions.
There was some talk that the Uruguayan would not renew his one-year contract and would instead play abroad in Argentina.
However, the club was determined to keep him and Cavani for an extra year.
Veteran Cavani has laid down his future for another season at Manchester United
Cavani is the second Manchester United player to win the award this year after Fernandes’ goal against Everton in February.
He beat seven other contenders for the prize, including Danny Welbeck against Brighton, Ferran Torres against Newcastle, Luke Thomas and Bertrand Traore against Manchester United, Phil Foden against Brighton and Stephen Bergwijn against Aston Villa.
Meanwhile, on loan from Arsenal at Newcastle, Joe Willock was awarded the Player of the Month for May after an impressive goal-scoring run to close the season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was named Manager of the Month after five consecutive wins catapulted them to the Champions League positions.