Departing striker Edinson Cavani had an altercation with a supporter after his final match for the club, giving the fan the middle finger as he boarded the team bus.
The Uruguayan’s contract with the Red Devils expires next month and he will not be extending his stay at Old Trafford, with interim boss giving him a rare start against on Sunday as a farewell appearance.
Cavani played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Selhurst Park, though United were spared the embarrassment of playing in the Europa Conference League after nearest challengers were also beaten by Brighton.
The 35-year-old was given a nice send-off on the pitch in south London, saluting the away fans, while a clip of a young fan begging him to stay after United’s final home match earlier this month also went viral.
But far from ending his United career on a high, Cavani’s final actions in the red of Manchester United saw him arguing with a supporter after the match and twice giving the fan the middle finger.
It is unclear what was said, but the former Paris Saint-Germain striker can be clearly seen pointing out one fan in particular as he made his way to the bus and then flipping the bird, doing it a second time for good measure as he got on the coach.
Cavani looked livid with what had been said and his reaction prompted outrage from the fans waiting by the bus, many of whom yelled back and jeered the forward.
Earlier in the day, Rangnick had confirmed that the clash with Palace would be Cavani’s final game for the club, telling MUTV: ‘It would be good to finish this season with a good game, three points, and I’m pretty sure the team sees it the same way.
‘Out of our starting XI, there will be 10, apart from Edi Cavani, who will still be playing for this club next season. I presume they’d much rather play in the Europa League than the Conference League.’
Injuries and a lack of fitness have restricted Cavani to just 15 appearances this season in the Premier League, netting only twice.
He had enjoyed a strong first campaign in England, getting in double figures for goals and impressing with the way he led the line, but ultimately his two years at Old Trafford will go down as a disappointment for a player who was once one of Europe’s deadliest marksmen.
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