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Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes tried to get Jesse Lingard to celebrate his late goal against West Ham, but the Manchester United forward wasn't having it.
Lingard had been having a tough week, after his mistake on Tuesday caused United to lose their opening game in the Champions League campaign against Young Boys.
On Sunday he was given respect by West Ham fans as he warmed up in front of the home crowd at the London Stadium, having started the game as a substitute.
Fans of the London side even clapped him on when he was brought on in the second half, after his brilliant performances for the Hammers last season helped them qualify for the Europa League.
However they probably weren't as happy to see him when he scored a late winner for his team. At least Lingard didn't want to celebrate, despite his teammates literally pushing him into it.
Ronaldo and Bruno pushing Lingard to celebrate 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iPKeKjBT2v— r (fan account) (@LukeShawArmy) September 19, 2021
The 28-year-old scored nine goals in 16 league appearance for David Moyes team last season and really got his spark back after a tough couple of years at Old Trafford.
They tried to sign him in the summer but the England forward was told he was still wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as part of his plans for the campaign.
Lingard then told the Hammers he didn't want to return, as United in turn rejected a reported six bids from Premier League clubs for the player.
He's had a mixed start to the season, barely playing for the first few games, before earning an England recall, scoring against Newcastle United, making the match changing mistake against Young Boys and now this.
It wasn't just Lingard who was the hero on Sunday though, with David de Gea also finding some retribution to hold onto the three points.
Despite the winning goal coming late, it still looked like Solskjaer's team would throw away two points, when their hosts were awarded an injury time penalty, following Luke Shaw's hand ball.
Moyes brought on club captain Mark Noble to take it but De Gea saved the spot kick and took United level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table.
It was the Span keepers first penalty save since 2016 for the club and made up for the penalty shoot-out disaster in the Europa League final back in May.
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