Edinson Cavani is under investigation by the FA for a post-match post on instagram which was branded racist.

Cavani was the star of Manchester United’s 3-2 comeback win against Southampton on Sunday’s Premier League match against Southampton.

The 33-year-old scored twice and assisted Bruno Fernandes’ strike.

However, the English FA has launched a probe into his post on Instagram after the player replied a fan with a word many tags as racist.

According to SunSport, a fan posted ‘Asi te queiro Matador’ in Spanish, which translates to: “I love you, Matador!”

Cavani replied on his Instagram story: “Gracias Negrito!”

It is understood that the Uruguayan immediately deleted the post but it doesn’t stop the FA investigation and he could be suspended from at least three games.

Cavani’s teammate in the Uruguay national squad Luis Suarez was handed an eight-match ban for using the same word “negrito” during a clash with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra in 2011.

And now, United will fear the loss of their new strike star for the Christmas programme.

Meanwhile, Cavani has now scored three league goals for the club since joining as a free agent in the summer transfer window.