Cavani explains his goal celebration story

Thursday21 January 2021 | 19:26
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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has explained in detail what his goal celebration is all about.

The Uruguayan forward has established himself as a fan favorite following his arrival on a free transfer in the summer.


has already scored five goals in 17 games for

Manchester United


The attacker played well in the 2-1 victory against


and showed off his archer action after firing home the equalizer

After scoring a goal the Uruguayan drops down onto one knee and forms a bow and arrow with his arms, before 'firing' an arrow into the stands.

However, the former PSG star has now explained that the celebration has a deeper meaning relating to his one-year-old daughter India.

“It’s a bit of a long story and it’s kind of wrapped up in our country’s history, and the indigenous population, the Charrúas,”

Cavani told the United Review


“When my little daughter, India, was born, her name is just a small reference to our native Uruguayans, the Charrúas.

“So that arrow that I take out and then fire, is a goal celebration that sort of encapsulates all these things: a mix of my daughter’s name and the indigenous peoples of my country.

“It has a special meaning, but like you say, Eric reminded me of it, even though at the end of each celebration, I always make sure I take out the arrow and fire it.”

source: SportMob