Fans also jumped to credit Cavani for a display which also saw him regularly tracking back to win possession for his side:
“At 34, Cavani still has lungs to keep running the entire length of the game. I think he was excellent if not phenomenal for Manchester United last night. Opinions may vary.”
“Cavani gave his all tonight. Sad to see him on the losing side.”
“How many recoveries/interceptions did Cavani make last night, guy’s work-rate is a joke man.”
Cavani’s final performance ensured he was nominated for the Europa League Player of the Week award, alongside all-action team-mate Scott McTominay and the Villarreal pair of Etienne Capoue and Gerard Moreno.