Sports stars celebrate Jesse's mindset

Monday 20 September 2021 13:30

Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has received praise from big sports celebrities following his wonder-strike against West Ham United on Sunday.

Our no.14 made an all-important contribution as the Reds came away from the London Stadium with three vital Premier League points.

The Academy graduate cut inside from the left to smash in United’s winning goal with a minute to go in the capital.

Lingard: I had to do my bit


The winger bagged a late winner against West Ham.

After the 2-1 victory, Lingard spoke openly about how important it was for him to bounce back after the mistake against Young Boys five days earlier.

"That’s football," he told club media.

"It’s the highs and lows, and the lads, the staff and the fans have been behind me all week. It was great to come on and get some minutes today."

The 28-year-old’s magnificent substitute appearance in East London was also noticed elsewhere in the sporting world. Boxing champion Tyson Fury was among the observers who was impressed by Lingard's redemption.


Meanwhile, the multiple Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt, widely regarded as the fastest man that’s ever lived, showed his appreciation for Jesse by posting this simple message on social media:


Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was, like Fury, inspired by our no.14’s ability to recover from a setback. He tweeted this to his 5.4million followers: