Jesse Lingard brushed off the heavy criticisms he’s received in the last couple of months, to score Manchester United’s second goal against Leicester City in the Premier League’s season finale day.
The goal was a proper poacher’s finish as he punished Kasper Schmeichel’s mistake, and helped seal United’s fate in the top four.
Many credited the goal to an error from Kasper Schmeichel, but Lingard’s teammate, Bruno Fernandes, believes it was earned, and commended the versatile player for his effort in the match, and being able to keep a calm head in the face of negativity.
Speaking to MUTV on Lingard’s goal, the Portuguese said: “Of course it’s a mistake from the keeper also but if Jesse doesn’t go there the goal doesn’t come so it’s for this we work.
“For me Jesse deserved this goal because of what he works for all week, for all the comments everyone is saying about him and other players because they don’t play too much or they don’t play good enough.”
Jesse Lingard recently opened up on the reason he suffered such a poor outing for United last season, and said he went through some personal struggles, which affected his focus.