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 – one in all which (circled) resulted in Younger Boys’ last-gasp winnerCredit score: Opta
Lingard – who has solely made three substitute appearances for United this season – regarded understandably rusty in an unfamiliar false-nine position because the ten-man Purple Devils regarded to cling on for some extent.
Regardless of enjoying for over 20 minutes, Lingard had simply SIX touches on the ball.
He managed simply ONE accomplished go to a team-mate, dropping possession 5 occasions.
And Lingard’s ultimate contact proved to be United’s undoing, because the England ace teed up Theoson Siebatcheu to fireside 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, regarded devastated on the ultimate whistle, understanding he had price his facet an important level.
And it was captain Maguire who consoled Lingard, earlier than launching a passionate defence of his team-mate.
The Purple Devils skipper mentioned: “That’s soccer. Individuals make errors – we’re not blaming Jesse.
“I’m certain everybody on that pitch in the present day has made a mistake. I’m certain Jesse will choose himself up.
“It’s the primary sport within the group. We’ve obtained many video games to bounce again and we should do.
“We’ll try to choose up three factors in our subsequent sport and construct momentum from there.
“We began the second half properly. I feel the modifications helped us defend crosses so much 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 determination to deliver 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 so much on Saturday and in the present day.
“We wanted Nemanja Matic’s experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse Lingard’s legs.”
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