- Jesse Lingard’s terrifying pass gave Manchester United a point on Thursday
- The 28-year-old tried to find David de Gea – but instead let the Young Boys win 2-1
- However, England internationals came in to make up the difference at West Ham
- He dribbled into the box before defeating Lukasz Fabianski with a brilliant strike
- Solskjaer felt Cristiano Ronaldo should have been awarded two penalties
- However, he acknowledged that Luke Shaw was right to be punished for the handball.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised match-winner Jesse Lingard for silencing old club West Ham, just days after his error at the Young Boys gave Manchester United a point in the Europa League.
Lingard came in for Cristiano Ronaldo at Bern, he had it deep in stoppage time, aiming for David de Gea to be cut by Jordan Sibachchu, who slotted home.
The 28-year-old started today again on the bench, where he was so impressive last season, as he came on 73 this time for Paul Pogba.
Jesse Lingard was devastated after watching Manchester United lose to the Young Boys
However, the man on loan at West Ham last season reacted strongly three days later.
The 28-year-old made some space before making a surprise strike in front of Lukasz Fabianski
The game looked like it was going for a draw, before Lingard dribbled into the box, worked a yard of space and then went to the top left of the pole just beyond Lukasz Fabianski to break the hearts of the home faithful. Curled a brilliant effort into the corner.
It was a marked change in fortunes after their struggles in Switzerland, with Solskjaer pleased with the contribution of the British: ‘You have to learn to live with the high and the low.
‘He said sorry after Tuesday and everyone said it was not necessary. he came [today] And it was wonderful.
‘It was a great goal. I am so happy for Jesse. Of course, Tuesday was a tough evening for him, but he has knelt down and worked hard again.
‘He’s been the same bright, positive lad, and what a goal. so happy for him. It was a great pass from Nemanja [Matic] And a nice twist by Jesse.
‘[It was] A great response to their goal. I thought we played some really good football in the first half, but then we need to defend better.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Lingard for taking a knee after his mistake and taking his chance
Solskjaer Said The Hammers Were Right To Get The Last-Gasp Penalty – Which Mark Noble Missed
It looked like Lingard’s goal would be the final deciding moment of the match, but VAR put an end to that notion when Martin Atkinson went to the monitor before awarding a penalty to the hammer after Luke Shaw raised his left hand. Handles a point-blank cross from Andrey Yarmolenko.
Mark Noble was brought in to take the spot-kick, but the club’s captain and set-piece specialist observed that his effort was excellently turned away by David de Gea, who was thrashed by his team-mates on the full-time whistle. was surrounded.
‘Handball is probably right, he was making himself big,’ Solskjaer admitted. ‘If you put the ball in someone’s hand and they’re there, it’s difficult.
‘David de Gea made the right call. if he scores it’s genius [to bring Noble on] And when Dawood saves, it is the wrong call.’
De Gea failed to save his last 41 spot-kicks he faced before thwarting Noble’s attempt
Solskjaer, however, felt Ronaldo deserved some penalty at the London Stadium
Solskjaer felt Ronaldo should have been handed two penalties after engaging with Kurt Zouma and Vladimir Kaufal, but Atkinson brushed off the 36-year-old’s vocal opposition on both occasions – although neither incident was considered diving. was not considered eligible for booking.
‘We had two stone bars, clear as day. I’m just hoping this is one of those where Cristiano Ronaldo never wins a penalty,’ said the United boss.
The two teams don’t have much time to recover before meeting again – their next clash is at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.