Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard scored his first goal in over a year as his side demolished Tranmere 6-0 on Sunday.
While a chunk of United fans went on a social media rampage to praise their player, Lingard in an interview with BT Sports after the game admitted that he hasn’t been at his best and instead concentrated in congratulating the team after the win.
“I’ve not been in the best form. It’s always good to score a goal and help the team. A lot of people contributed. It was a well-rounded performance by the team. We knew it would be tough but we’ve come through. An early goal always helps to settle the crowd down,” Lingard said.
Lingard has been criticized for his below-par performances and for his apparent focus on commercial activities. The murmurs saw the player linked with a move away from the club after it emerged that he had joined super-agent Mino Raiola to take care of his transfers.
Lingard future at the club has been in doubt with United looking to bring in Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.
After their initial bid was turned down, United have upped their €50m upfront offer (with a further €10m in bonuses) to €55m upfront (plus €10m in bonuses), which had been enough to get Sporting chiefs back around the negotiating table.
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