Super sub Cavani secures dramatic Man Utd comeback win

Manchester United fought back from two goals down to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory as Edinson Cavani's double rescued Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Southampton. Jan Bednarek's header and James Ward-P

Super sub Cavani secures dramatic Man Utd comeback win

Manchester United fought back from two goals down to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory as Edinson Cavani's double rescued Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Southampton.

Jan Bednarek's header and James Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick sent Southampton in at the break with a two-goal lead, but United, who were forced into bringing Dean Henderson on at half-time in place of the injured David de Gea, hit back in the second half.

Cavani - also a half-time substitute, replacing Mason Greenwood at the break - set up Bruno Fernandes for United's first before the Uruguayan's 74th-minute header brought the sides level.

There was time for even more drama as Cavani swooped in stoppage time to break Southampton hearts and rescue what looked an unlikely three points for United.

Defeat means Southampton stay fifth, while the three points take United, who move into the top half, up to seventh, five points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

More to follow...

What's next?

Saturday 5th December 5:00pm Kick off 5:30pm
Sky Sports Main Event HDSky Sports Main Event HD
Monday 7th December 7:00pm Kick off 8:00pm
Sky Sports Main Event HDSky Sports Main Event HD

Manchester United now host PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday evening at 8pm, before travelling to West Ham at 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports, on Saturday night in the Premier League.

Southampton travel to Brighton on Monday Night Football at 8pm on December 7, live on Sky Sports Premier League.