United fans have had to wait a long time to properly welcome him to Old Trafford in person.
The striker, himself, was desperate to play in front of the United support and boy did he do the occasion justice.
It was truly fitting with 10,000 fans inside Old Trafford – the first inside the Theatre of Dreams for 14 months – that he should mark their return with a goal of world-class quality.
The move in the 15th minute against Fulham was joy for those present to witness.
David De Gea’s kick out, Bruno Fernandes’ delicate flick on and Cavani’s wondrous finish, chipped over the Fulham goalkeeper from around 40 yards, were a pleasure to behold.