This was exactly the kind of influential display Solskjaer was hoping for from Cavani when he moved for him after United's failed pursuit of Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Brazil maintain perfect start with win over Uruguay; Argentina beat Peru
Victory in Montevideo left Brazil on top of South America's qualifying standings on 12 points with four wins from four games. Argentina are second on 10 points after beating Peru, with surprise team Ecuador third on nine points.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Brazil beat Venezuela to lead South American qualifying group; Uruguay beat Colombia
Brazil unconvincingly beat Venezuela 1-0 at home, but that was enough for coach Tite's team to take the lead in South American World Cup qualifying with nine points from three matches.
United came into the match at Goodison Park in the miserable position of 15th in the Premier League table and smarting after defeats to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Premier League: Diogo Jota inspires Liverpool's comeback win over Sheffield United; Manchester United, Chelsea share points
Jurgen Klopp's champions, without injured defensive talisman Virgil van Dijk, are now unbeaten in 62 Premier League home games at Anfield but had to dig deep after falling behind to an early penalty scored by Sander Berge.
Fernandes, who scored in the 4-1 weekend win at Newcastle United, described being given the captain's armband in Maguire's absence as "an honour, an important achievement".
Cavani is not travelling with the United squad to Paris as he was not deemed fit enough to play after seven months out of action.
Transfer deadline day: Manchester United sign Edinson Cavani in late dash, Thomas Partey joins Arsenal
Dutch international midfielder Donny van de Beek had been the only addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad prior to Monday's arrival of Cavani, Alex Telles, Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri.
Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier reject offers for short-term contract extensions
Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier have declined to sign short-term contract extensions that would allow them to play cup finals and the Champions League final tournament with Paris St Germain, French radio RMC reported on Sunday.
Ligue 1: PSG record scorer Edinson Cavani, captain Thiago Silva to leave, says sporting director Leonardo
Cavani and Silva's contracts are due to expire in June and Leonardo told a French media outlet that they would not be handed extensions.
Mauro Icardi's four-year deal with PSG leaves club's record scorer Edinson Cavani's future uncertain
Icardi joined PSG on a season's loan and had impressed with 20 goals in 31 games when the league season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic
Neymar was sent off as Paris Saint-Germain overcame more sloppy defending to beat Bordeaux 4-3 on Sunday and move 13 points clear at the top of the French league.
Champions League: PSG coach Thomas Tuchel 'really surprised' to see video of players at party after Borussia Dortmund defeat
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were among those attending a late party to celebrate the birthdays of Mauro Icardi, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria
Ligue 1: Edinson Cavani scores as PSG beat Lyon to restore 12-point lead atop league table; Montpellier defeat Saint-Etienne
PSG overcame another shaky performance in defense to beat Lyon 4-2 on Sunday and restore its 12-point lead over second-place Marseille
Premier League: Manchester United bring in Odion Ighalo from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua but top clubs stay put
Manchester United made a surprise late addition to their squad on deadline day by bringing in 30-year-old Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season.
Premier League: With transfer ban lifted, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard raises prospect of Edinson Cavani bid
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is keen on bringing more experience into his squad now that the club's transfer ban has been lifted.
Coupe de France: Edinson Cavani, Pablo Sarabia bag brace apiece as Paris Saint-Germain thump six past amateur side Linas-Montlhéry
Paris Saint-Germain rested a number of star players but progression to the last 32 was never in doubt against a side which plays in the country's sixth tier
Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain moved seven points clear at the top of the French league with a resounding 4-0 win at 10-man Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored an added-time penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw with Uruguay as they twice came from behind in an entertaining friendly match in Israel
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel hints at Edinson Cavani returning to starting line-up for clash against Brest
Cavani has been absent from the French champions' starting line-up thanks to a combination of the persistent injury and the hot form of new arrival Mauro Icardi.