Manchester United fans hail Jesse Lingard’s performance vs Burnley

by Marwan Harraz

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United fans had Jesse Lingard to thank for the club’s draw with Burnley in the Premier League.

The Red Devils hosted The Clarets at Old Trafford but were outfoxed as the away side headed into half time with a two goal lead.

Furious with his players, Mourinho made two substitutions at half time which proved to do the trick as United walked away with a decent point given the context of the match.

Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were the two players brought on but it was the Englishman who made the difference, scoring a brace to tie things up for his side.

Although he received plenty of criticism earlier on in the season, Jesse has responded superbly with a string of fine performances and fans have given him due praise.

Jose Mourinho opted to hand Zlatan Ibrahimovic his first start in the Premier League but the decision ultimately backfired.

As great as the big Swede is, it’s clear for all to see that he’s not match fit enough to play full matches or even start them for that matter.

The only logical explanation for Ibrahimovic starting ahead of an in-form Jesse Lingard is that Mourinho was giving the academy product a rest.

With the winter fixture list in full flow, matches are coming thick and fast and perhaps Jose was saving Lingard for more important fixtures.

Either way Jesse proved his manager wrong and only added to his case to start consistently as the club’s first choice attacking midfielder.

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