JESSE LINGARD was consoled by captain Harry Maguire after his gaffe handed Younger Boys a last-gasp winner in opposition to Manchester United.
Jesse Lingard was consoled by Man Utd captain Harry Maguire after his match-losing gaffeCredit score: EPA
Lingard had simply six touches – certainly one of which (circled) resulted in Younger Boys’ last-gasp winnerCredit score: Opta
Lingard – who has solely made three substitute appearances for United this season – appeared understandably rusty in an unfamiliar false-nine function because the ten-man Pink Devils appeared to cling on for a degree.
Regardless of taking part in for over 20 minutes, Lingard had simply SIX touches on the ball.
He managed simply ONE accomplished go to a team-mate, shedding possession 5 occasions.
And Lingard’s ultimate contact proved to be United’s undoing, because the England ace teed up Theoson Siebatcheu to fireplace previous David De Gea with a horror again go.
The Younger Boys sub made no mistake as he clinched a 2-1 victory, sparking wild scenes on the Wankdorf Stadium.
Lingard, who spend the second half of final season on mortgage at West Ham, appeared devastated on the ultimate whistle, figuring out he had value his facet a vital level.
And it was captain Maguire who consoled Lingard, earlier than launching a passionate defence of his team-mate.
The Pink Devils skipper mentioned: “That’s soccer. Folks make errors – we’re not blaming Jesse.
“I’m positive everybody on that pitch at this time has made a mistake. I’m positive Jesse will choose himself up.
“It’s the primary recreation within the group. We’ve acquired many video games to bounce again and we should do.
“We’ll try to choose up three factors in our subsequent recreation and construct momentum from there.
“We began the second half effectively. I believe the adjustments helped us defend crosses quite a bit higher.
“We couldn’t actually management the field with a again 4. They didn’t actually have any main probabilities. It’s disappointing to take on the finish.”
Reflecting on his resolution to carry Lingard on for Ronaldo, who had scored his third aim in two video games earlier on, boss Solskjaer insisted: “The sport had gone 70-odd minutes, they’d been operating quite a bit on Saturday and at this time.
“We wanted Nemanja Matic’s experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse Lingard’s legs.”
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