Jesse Lingard scored a truly sumptuous goal to put Manchester United on course for the FA Cup fourth round against Derby County on Friday night.
But up stepped Lingard once again, powering home a swerving, ferocious volley into the top right hand corner to claim his eighth goal in ten games.
Here is a video of the Englishman’s ripsnorter and the following celebrations.
Jesse Lingard needs to calm down ????????
A magnificent strike from a man in the form of his life! ???? pic.twitter.com/eGW2arVvLq
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 5, 2018
Well done boys, into the next round and @JesseLingard ????????Another Striiiiiiike ! ????????????
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) January 5, 2018
— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) January 5, 2018
Lingard used to frustrate supporters by scoring goals at times when United needed them, but only once every few months.
Over the summer, however, he has developed a proclivity for asserting himself with big – and usually superb – goals over a stretch of time. For the first time in his career he is not merely a component of a wider framework but indeed the enforcer, the decider, the front page man – and he looks to be relishing every minute of it.