Michael Owen blasts Jesse Lingard for failing to celebrate spectacular late winner for Manchester United
‘He was only there for two minutes’: Michael Owen criticizes Jesse Lingard for failing to celebrate Man United’s spectacular late winner against former club West Ham… and says he should have passed if he hadn’t wanted to score!
- Jesse Lingard came off the Manchester United bench and took the net winner at West Ham
- The 28-year-old scored nine goals in 16 appearances for the Hammers last season
- Out of respect, the England international did not celebrate his goal in the 89th minute
- But Michael Owen insists his failure to celebrate against the former club was ‘bad’
Michael Owen has bizarrely criticized Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard for failing to celebrate his brilliant late winner lavishly at former club West Ham on Sunday.
The 28-year-old scored nine goals in 16 Hammers appearances during a loan spell last season, but came off the bench for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men at the weekend with 17 minutes to go to score a superb 89th-minute winner. curl home.
United needed one last gasp from David de Gea from Mark Noble to secure the 2-1 win at the London Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo undoing Said Benrahma’s deflected opener in the first half.
Michael Owen bizarrely features Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard (center) to celebrate his goal against West Ham
The 28-year-old came off the bench to curl home a brilliant winner against his former club
Nevertheless, Lingard stole the headlines with a fantastic finish just days after making a terrible mistake with a backpass to give the Swiss Young Boys the victory in their Champions League Group F clash.
But former Red Devils striker Owen was ultimately unimpressed by Lingard’s failure to celebrate the goal passionately.
“The finish is absolutely sublime,” Owen told Premier League Productions via The Metro. “The only thing bad about the whole scenario is that he doesn’t celebrate.
“I can’t believe players don’t celebrate when they score a goal against their old club, he was only there for two minutes.
But Owen believes the failure to celebrate wildly was ‘bad’ and he should have passed it if he didn’t want to score
Lingard scored nine goals in 16 appearances during a loan spell at London Stadium
“If he didn’t want to score, if he’s not so lucky, don’t pull the trigger, pass the ball, if that’s the case.
“It’s the only thing that lets him down there, because everything else is absolutely spectacular.”
However, Lingard admitted his muffled celebrations after his goal was out of respect for the club he helped qualify for the Europa League last season.
Lingard told MUTV: “They supported me during the rental period and gave me a great reception, so it was only right to pay them back.
United needed one last gasp from David de Gea to secure the three points
“It was a great reception from the West Ham fans. I had a wonderful time here, but I had to do my part.’
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after the game that Lingard will start against the Hammers when the teams meet again in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
And Lingard admits he is now looking forward to the silverware challenge after putting the midweek mistake behind him.
‘That’s football. It’s the highs and lows of football, and the guys, the staff and the fans have been behind me all week and it’s been great to get minutes and keep going,” added Lingard.
Lingard’s stunning goal came just days after his backpass led to a Young Boys winner
“The main goal is obviously to win a trophy this season and I think we have the squad depth to do that.
“Everyone is hungry to play and everyone is working hard in training to get into that match selection.
“Everyone is always ready to play, so the subs have to be ready to make a difference.
“It’s always difficult games against West Ham and to play them back to back is a bit different, but we’re going into that game with confidence.”