Manchester United made it two out of two in the 2017/18 pre-season tour in U.S as the reigning Europa League champions edged out Real Salt Lake in a narrow 2-1 victory. The game marked Romelu Lukaku’s first goal for his new club, which was also a talking point post the match.
So was Jesse Lingard’s backfoot flick.
Though the Belgian robbed all the limelight with his maiden strike, Lingard made a strong case for himself with a cheeky backfoot pass which has left the fans in an awe of him. It may not have resulted in a goal, but the attempt was simply fabulous.
Just five minutes ahead of the break with United already leading 2-1, Paul Pogba made a looping backhead pass which set Lingard afloat in the air and lay off for an ambushing Lukaku with a back pass that was out of this world.
The 24-year old is often one of the unsung heroes for United with a self-effacing personality. Never hogging the limelight. But that pass, that one pass from him, is now wreaking havoc online. Fans are in an absolute delirium and cannot stop throwing bouquets at him.
Just watch that flick once. And then, watch it again –