Maguire & Lingard reflect on memorable victory
Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard were delighted to get on the scoresheet during Sunday’s 6-0 demolition of Tranmere Rovers.
Two of those - Harry and Jesse - were interviewed on the muddy Prenton Park pitch immediately after the full-time whistle and admitted it was fantastic to score and help the team reach the last 16 of the cup.
"A lot of people contributed today. I thought it was a well-rounded performance from everyone." 👊— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2020
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“It’s great to put one in, help the team and get into the next round.”
Jesse echoed those sentiments, saying: “It’s always great to score a goal and help the team. A lot of people contributed today and it was a well-rounded performance from everyone.
“We stuck at it and we knew it was going to be tough. These are always difficult places to come but we’re into the next round.”
“The goal always helps, especially to settle the crowd down,” Jesse added. “Once we got one we wanted two and three and we carried on with that.”
Much was made of the bobbly playing surface at Prenton Park and Maguire admitted the Reds did well to play such attacking football on the wet and sticky pitch.
“It was difficult, but it was the same for both teams,” Maguire said. “It was hard in the warm-up and then we got used to it."
“Coming off a bad performance and result against Burnley we really set our stall out to put in a positive performance for the fans," he added. "To get into the next round is what we came to do.”
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