Edinson Cavani has been filmed swearing at fans outside Selhurst Park before boarding the Man Utd bus outside Crystal Palace.
United’s dismal campaign ended by picking up 12th league defeat of the season as Wilfried Zaha scored the only goal of the game eight minutes before half time.
With the Red Devils finishing down in sixth place, Cavani was clearly unhappy as he walked towards the bus, and he reacted to some fans taunting him by sticking his middle finger up at them.
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When he got onto the coach, he turned back again towards the crowd of people and repeated the action.
Earlier, Cavani made just his fifth start of the calendar year, however he couldn’t help in any way as his side came away without a point and at one point during the game saw United drop to 7th in the table, though Brighton came back and beat West Ham. See how the final day played out HERE.
Cavani missed a number of good chances which proved costly, with his struggles over fitness a telling one.
He’s only featured in 15 top flight matches this season, scored twice in 2021-22 compared to the 17 that he managed in his first campaign at the club.
Cavani is expected to leave United this summer when his contract expires at the end of June.
CPFC: Guaita (7), Clyne (6), Ward (7), Andersen (7), Mitchell (6), Hughes (6), Schlupp (6), Gallagher (7), Zaha (8), Edouard (5), Rak-Sakyi (5).
Subs: Kouyate (6), Eze (6), McArthur (N/A)
MUFC: De Gea (7), Dalot (5), Lindelof (5), Maguire (6), Telles (6), McTominay (5), Fred (6), Mejbri (6), Elanga (6), Fernandes (6), Cavani (6).
Subs: Mata (6), Shoretire (6), Garnacho (N/A).
Man of the match: Wilfried Zaha
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick speaking after the defeat to Palace:
“Yes, I think Brighton did us the favour to turn the game around because they were losing at half-time. They scored three times in the second half and that was the good thing about the weekend and about this fixture.
“We would have loved to take care of ourselves but in a way the game was indicative of last couple of weeks, especially when we played away from home.
“It was a new experience for me, not necessary coming in the middle of the season but knowing that it would be an interim role. Unfortunately we didn’t have any pre-season and unfortunately we couldn’t strengthen the squad.
“These things happen and in hindsight it was a little bit bittersweet or sweet bitter rather because in the first couple of weeks and months did well. We collected enough points with an average of 2.1 until the game against Atletico but I think that defeat in the Champions League was in a way like somebody popped the balloon.”
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea speaking to MUTV:
“It’s the same feeling. The level we have shown in the last three or four months isn’t enough to win a Premier League match, we were sloppy, we lost some easy balls around our box, it’s impossible to win the games.
“I just want to be positive, to forget about this season. The new manager [Erik ten Hag] was in the stands, so that’s a good signal. I hope things will get better for next season – that’s the past already. We all know it’s been a bad season, for everyone.
“The people who don’t want to stay, just go, and the people who really want to stay at the club, who want to fight for the club, let’s have a good rest in the summer, prepare ourselves in the mind and in the body and be ready to fight again next season.”
Crystal Palace head coach Patrick Vieira speaking after the win:
“It was the best way to end the season, to win the game against United because of what they represent in the Premier League.
“I was really pleased because we won and we had another clean sheet at home so a good way to end the season.”
Twitter users reacted with Edinson Cavani filmed swearing at fans outside Selhurst Park before boarding onto the Man Utd bus…
@UtdNath_: Don’t blame Cavani one bit. With the way our fans treat players. They fucking deserved that. Yes I don’t rate him but I wouldn’t abuse him.
@BreezyUTD: boy if this was Pogba
@UnitedJack_: Knowing our fans, Cavani was probably right to do that.
@NJR10KnowsBall: This club from top to bottom is hilarious man 😂😂😂
@SznReverse: The guy turns up once every 2 months and does that
@UtdAbid: Wtf happened to this football club
@_Forza__Napoli: Do you know how pissed off Cavani has to be to do this. I have never seen him lose his head like this ever.
@InTheGermansNet: Said it more times this season than ever before. Our fan base is absolute poison. #mufc
@ffssuyash: United have actually become a part time football club and full time comedy club 😭😭😭
@KJH_Graphics: Never seen a player go from so loved to so hated in my life. Good riddance, spat his dummy out because we didn’t let him leave in January and has been so unprofessional since. Good riddance.
@ThashkinG: Rashford did something less than this and got crucified after the Atletico match while no one is saying anything about Cavani’s gesture towards the fans
@1992sFinest: Good on Cavani. Whoever he showed the middle finger to probably deserved it. Our fans are awfully disrespectful.
@CLBrosnan93: What a club Man United are.
@harRdiL: Cavani said one more 🖕 for the road
@cobyrose7: Footballers should be allowed to stand up for themselves like this more often.
@Mcsauceunited: The stewards reaction 🤣🤣
@El_Gucho_Libre: Will take a lot more than a new manager to fix that dressing room.