Jesse Lingard was consoled by captain Harry Maguire after his mistake cost the Young Boys a last-gasp winner against Manchester United.
The Red Devils midfielder had a rough time when he came off the bench to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in Switzerland.
Despite playing for over 20 minutes, Lingard just Six Touched the ball in a 2-1 loss.
he just succeeded One Completed a pass to a teammate, losing possession five times.
And Lingard’s final touch proved to be ten-man United’s undoing, as the England ace pierced Theosan Sibachechu to fire David de Gea with a terrifying back pass.
The former West Ham loanee was devastated on the final whistle, knowing it had given his side a crucial point.
And it was Captain Maguire who consoled Lingard, before launching a fervent defense of his teammate.
The Red Devils captain said: “That’s football. People make mistakes – we’re not blaming Jesse.
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“I’m sure everyone on that pitch today made a mistake. I’m sure Jesse will pick himself up.
“It’s the first game in the group. We have a lot of games to bounce back and we should.
“We will try to take three points in our next game and build momentum from there.
“We started the second half well. I think the changes helped us a lot in defending the cross.
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“We couldn’t really control the box with the last four. They really didn’t have a big chance. It’s disappointing to take the end.”
Reflecting on his decision to bring in Lingard for Ronaldo, who scored his third goal in the first two games, boss Solskjaer insisted: “The game was 70-minutes gone, they had a lot going on on Saturday and today.
“We wanted Nemanja Matic to have the feel of catching the ball and Jesse Lingard’s feet.”
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