‘He was absolutely excellent’, ‘Been saving us’, Man United fans hail forward’s heroics vs Burnley

Lingard Man Utd

Manchester United supporters were impressed with the showing of Jesse Lingard, who bagged a brace in the 2-2 draw versus Burnley in the Premier League.

The Red Devils were outclassed by the Clarets during the first-half as goals from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour handed them a 2-0 lead heading into the break.

As a result, Jose Mourinho brought on both Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the second period, and the former saved United’s blushes with two well-taken goals, the latter which came with just minutes left on the clock.

Lingard has often divided opinion among the fans, but his performances of late have been particularly impressive, and he got his due praise on social media.

Mourinho opted to started Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the attacking midfield role ahead of Lingard, and the Swede was nowhere near his best with an evident lack of match fitness.

The decision may have eventually cost United two valuable points, but Mourinho may have taken the game to rest his young Englishman with a packed fixture schedule ahead.

Either way, the Portuguese tactician got his lineup wrong on the day, and Lingard should be United’s first-choice attacker, having contributed seven goals and two assists in his last seven outings.

 




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