Manchester United showcased a notable performance as they went up against Marco Silva’s men.
It was a quite sensational fixture on its own, however, upon the marking of the 84th minute, Watford were only one down, pressurizing their opponents to a great extent, which evidently got their supporters to the edge of their seats.
As the Red Devils endured a nervy last few minutes, Jesse Lingard stepped up and scored a beautiful goal, sealing the 4-2 victory.
The Englishman picked up the ball just inside his own half and went on a splendid solo run, beating all the defenders before finishing sweetly with the utmost composure.
Furthermore, regardless of being a distinguished goal, he played it down when he spoke about it to BT Sport, posterior to the final whistle.
“We had to calm down after that (the penalty) and regain composure,” he proclaimed. “With the fourth goal, it kind of settled everyone down. I saw space in front of me and saw there wasn’t a lot on and I’m glad it went in.”
The 24-year-old is not always the favourite man of the United supporters, but it certainly looked as though he was on that day. The reactions on Twitter further supports that fact:
If Lionel Messi scored this, it would be talked about for weeks. #Lingard
— Aidan Walsh (@AidanMUFC_) November 28, 2017
Messi Lingard strikes again… 😂 pic.twitter.com/TmSuLatAY9
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) November 28, 2017
Who needs Messi and Ronaldo when you have Lingard and Young. 3 points. Thankyou. Goodnight! #MUFC
— Umang Thakkar (@YOUthakkar) November 28, 2017
Lionel Messi watches Jesse Lingard comps before bed
— José (@MourinhoMindset) November 28, 2017
That Goal wey Lingard score ehn…. Eveything about am na 'Lionel Messi'
The Run, The way e take carry ball run enter 4 people front, den e con cut dem like vanishing spray.
— Man United In Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) November 28, 2017
With a couple more years left on his contract, Jose Mourinho will be looking forward to more such contributions from the English international. Hopefully, the midfielder can please the gaffer, and just as importantly, the fans too.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.