Supporters of Manchester United have taken to social media in their droves this afternoon to sing the praises of Jesse Lingard, during their side’s clash vs Swansea City.
The two sides are currently locked in action at Old Trafford, with hosts United having come into proceedings looking to take back 2nd-place in the Premier league table, after Liverpool leapfrogged Jose Mourinho’s men with their win over Crystal Palace earlier today.
Swansea, meanwhile, sat 4 places and 3 points clear of the English top-flight’s relegation zone before today, though Carlos Carvalhal’s men did hold games in hand over a number of clubs below them.
Five changes for #MUFC…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 31, 2018
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) March 31, 2018
The early moments of today’s clash unsurprisingly saw hosts United on top, with the early dominance of the Red Devils having paid off in a major way with just 5 minutes on the clock, as Alexis Sanchez’s pull back following a flowing move saw Romelu Lukaku’s strike loop up and past the helpless Lukasz Fabianski in the Swansea goal.
And the game was essentially ended as a contest 15 minutes later, as Alexis Sanchez latched onto a pass from the ever-influential Jesse Lingard to slot home at Fabianski’s near post.
While it was Lukaku and Sanchez who got their names on the scoresheet, it was in fact Lingard who was taking many of the plaudits amongst Manchester United’s fans, who couldn’t get enough of the 25-year-old in his no. 10 role behind Romelu Lukaku.
Lingard was at the heart of a rake of the Red Devils’ finest moves this afternoon, proving elusive and extremely difficult for Swansea to pick up as he drifted between the lines of midfield and attack, with the best of the Twitter reaction from the Red Devils’ faithful below:
Lingard is too good man especially in that 10
— A- (@RealKosa) March 31, 2018
Lingard balls everytime he plays as the 10
— H U N C H O 💸 (@ClemenzaGlo) March 31, 2018
Lingard as a 10 is immense ***
— BEAR CAT (@SolomziGwayi) March 31, 2018
Lingard cementing his place at number 10 for Manchester United. Some of United’s best results have come from Lingard being deployed central. #MUFC
— CloudSports Football (@CSportsFootball) March 31, 2018
Lingard is having a ridiculously good day. Killing that 10 role.
— Van™ (@Orochymaru_) March 31, 2018
Lingard is actually sensational at #10 #MUNSWA
— Vincent Selepe 🇿🇦 (@BillieXCII) March 31, 2018
Jesse Lingard playing as number 10 today, doing a fantastic job.
What a great player he has become. #mufc
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) March 31, 2018
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) March 31, 2018
Lingard needs to wear 10 on the back of his jersey next season #JL10
— Abdullmalik (@AbdullmalikSal3) March 31, 2018
Lingard finding space off the front key to both United goals. Getting to be very good in that No.10 role.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) March 31, 2018