Michael Owen has criticised Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard for not wildly celebrating his sensible late winner at former membership West Ham on Sunday.
The 28-year-old scored 9 targets in 16 Hammers appearances throughout a mortgage spell final season, however got here off the bench for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males on the weekend with 17 minutes to go and curled dwelling a chic 89th-minute winner.
United nonetheless wanted a last-gasp David de Gea penalty save from Mark Noble to safe the 2-1 win on the London Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo having cancelled out Stated Benrahma’s deflected opener within the first half.
Michael Owen has criticised Jesse Lingard (centre) for not celebrating his aim at West Ham
The 28-year-old got here off the bench to curve dwelling an excellent winner in opposition to his former membership
Nonetheless, Lingard stole the headlines with a superb end only a few days after he had made a horrendous error with a again move handy Swiss facet Younger Boys victory of their Champions League Group F conflict.
However former Crimson Devils striker Owen was finally left unimpressed by Lingard’s failure to passionately rejoice the aim, including he ought to have handed the ball to a team-mate if he didn’t wish to beat Hammers keeper Lukasz Fabianski himself.
‘The end is completely chic,’ Owen informed Premier League Productions by way of The Metro. ‘The one factor that’s poor about the entire state of affairs is that he doesn’t rejoice.
‘I can’t imagine gamers don’t rejoice after they rating a aim in opposition to their outdated membership, he was solely there two minutes.
However Owen believes the failure to rejoice was ‘poor’, saying he’d solely been there ‘two minutes’
Lingard scored 9 targets in 16 appearances throughout a mortgage spell on the London Stadium
‘If he didn’t wish to rating, if he’s not that completely satisfied don’t pull the set off, move the ball, if that’s the case.
‘It’s the one factor that lets him down there, as a result of all the things else is completely spectacular.’
Lingard, nevertheless, admitted his muted celebrations after his aim have been out of respect to the membership who he helped qualify for the Europa League final season.
Lingard informed MUTV: ‘They supported me within the mortgage spell and gave me an important reception, so it was solely proper to pay them again.
United nonetheless required a last-gasp penalty save from David de Gea to safe the three factors
‘It was an important reception from the West Ham followers. I had an excellent time right here, however I needed to do my bit.’
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after the sport Lingard will begin in opposition to the Hammers when the groups meet once more within the Carabao Cup at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday night time.
And Lingard admits he’s now wanting ahead to difficult for silverware after placing the error in midweek behind him.
‘That’s soccer. It’s the highs and lows of soccer, and the lads and the employees and followers have been behind me all week, and it was nice to get minutes and are available on,’ added Lingard.
Lingard’s beautiful aim got here only a few days after his again move led to a Younger Boys winner
‘The principle intention is to clearly win a trophy this season and I feel we’ve bought the squad depth to try this.
‘Everybody’s hungry to play and everybody’s working onerous in coaching to get in that matchday squad.
‘Everybody’s all the time able to play, so the subs have gotten to be able to make a distinction.
‘They’re all the time robust video games in opposition to West Ham and to play them again to again is a bit bit totally different, however we’ll go into that recreation filled with confidence.’