Edinson Cavani’s brilliant reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner for Man United

Edinson Cavani has struggled for action at Manchester United since the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Some publications have even suggested he’s unhappy with life at Old Trafford, amid links to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But that didn’t stop the Uruguay international from roaring on after the Portugal international’s dramatic late winner against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Manchester United were, in the first half, poor against the Serie A side.

Mario Palasic and Merih Demiral both struck for the visitors to put them 2-0 up, with the Red Devils struggling to cope.

However, after the interval, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side rallied to secure all three points in dramatic circumstances.

Marcus Rashford got the comeback rolling, converting after a fine pass from Bruno Fernandes to score his second goal of the season.

Harry Maguire then drew United level, with the England international opening his account for the campaign in the process.

And Ronaldo then popped up with the winner in the 81st minute, rising tall to head home and secure victory.

Cavani, as mentioned above, has struggled for regular action since the 36-year-old’s Hollywood homecoming back in August.

But the forward joined in the celebrations and roared to the Old Trafford crowd, helping to lift the volume inside the stadium in the process.

Pictures from Getty show him embracing Ronaldo, too.

And Cavani’s fantastic reaction shows he’s got a warrior’s mentality, with the veteran unfazed at having to settle for a place on the bench.

The result means United are now top of their Champions League group, with two wins from three.

They beat Villarreal previously in the competition, with Ronaldo again scoring at the death.

But, before that, they slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Young Boys in Switzerland in an abject display.

United will now be striving to build on this victory when they face off against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

Yet Paul Scholes fears for his old side, insisting they’ll lose to Jurgen Klopp’s side if they play like they did in the first half.

“I get all the excitement but that first half I just didn’t enjoy it and I think that first half put me off the second,” he said.

“I think if they were playing a better team they’d be out of sight.

“That first half was worrying. It looked anything but a team, it lacked unity – that was a worrying sign.

“Can they play Liverpool like that? Never in a million years.

“Can you play Manchester City like that? Can you play a top Champions League team like that?

“I don’t want to sound like a party pooper but that first half was a major worry for me.”

Solskjaer, meanwhile, paid tribute to the club’s supporters following the victory.

“Tonight was an attacking game from start to finish,” said the 48-year-old, whose side won for the first time since September 29.

“I thought it was two teams who were offensive minded and wanted to go attacking.