Manchester United fans were delighted with Jesse Lingard‘s performance against West Brom on Saturday evening.
The Englishman provided an inch-perfect cross for Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s opener in the first-half and put in a brilliant display throughout the game.
He hasn’t featured much in recent times, but returned to the first-team in perfect fashion, helping Ibrahimovic continue his run of ten goals in nine games.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Cracking goal. Lingard with the best piece of wing play he's maybe ever shown. Ibrahimovic utterly clinical at the moment. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 17, 2016
I'm his biggest critic but that ball from Jesse Lingard was world class for the goal. 👏
— Johnny Cooper (@JohnnyCooper91) December 17, 2016
The Valencia pass. The Lingard cross. Zlatan's finish.
— kevin abuka (@_3stackss) December 17, 2016
You will never see a better cross than that one by Jesse Lingard. Unbelievable precision and pace on it on the bounce.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) December 17, 2016
Lingard is often heavily criticised by supporters, mostly unfairly too, as he may have no spectacular ability, but he understands what is expected from him.
He missed the chance to take United 2-0 up in the second-half and fans weren’t impressed, but it’s hard for him to pick up consistency when he hasn’t even been in the side.
While Henrikh Mkhitarayn has proven the spot in the starting XI is his own, Lingard provides brilliant cover and has proven that he still has it in the locker with brilliant off the ball movement and an assist to his name.