🔴 Soslkjaer hails Lingard after snatching winner against West Ham

🔴 Soslkjaer hails Lingard after snatching winner against West Ham

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Jesse Lingard's smashing winner against West Ham United last Sunday was one for his critics.

Lingard was a dark place in the last week after his mistake gifted UEFA Champions League minnows Young Boys a winner in Switzerland.

However, what Lingard responded with at the London Stadium on Sunday was a response beyond perfection. His spectacular late-minute goal simply won United all three points in the tightly-contested game.

His manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a boy has turned into a man.

"I think today was a good answer! Jesse was quite clear he wants to fight for his place and be part of a Manchester United team that is going places," Ole said at a press conference.

"I can't speak for Jesse now but he's really contributing, he'll play on Wednesday as I'll make a few changes. So pleased he handles the highs and lows really well," the Norwegian added.

"He's becoming a grown man and is a very good player."

He concluded: "I'm so happy for Jesse, he had a tough evening on Tuesday, he knuckled down, he's a positive lad, so happy for him. A good turn by Jesse, good finish."

Meanwhile, United will again take on West Ham but in the EFL Cup midweek.

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