West Ham Super Fans react to Jesse Lingard's Manchester United mistake
This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham United Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around the London Stadium. You can join in the discussion on our West Ham Zone Facebook page.
West Ham Super Fans have flocked to a post on the West Ham Zone Facebook page about Jesse Lingard’s error for Manchester United.
The 28-year-old came on as a substitute against Young Boys on Tuesday night and set up the winning goal for the Swiss side as he accidentally slid the ball through for Jordan Siebatcheu who finished calmly [BBC].
This led to a post about Lingard, and our Super Fans had a mixed reaction to the post and to Lingard’s mistake.
Some feel that the Irons potentially dodged a bullet by not signing the England international, while others still think he is an excellent footballer.
The Irons lucky to miss out on Lingard?
It seems as if Lingard is going to be mainly used by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a substitute this season, which is probably more game time than we expected him to get to be honest.
However, you can’t imagine that mistakes like that will be swept under the carpet when there is so much competition for places in the Red Devils’ squad, so it will be interesting to see if Lingard plays against the Irons on Sunday.
The 28-year-old was fantastic for the Hammers last season and seems to have forced his way back into Solskjaer’s plans, so to say the Irons dodged a bullet would probably be wrong.
Therefore, we can see why many of our Super Fans disagreed with the post on Lingard, and despite this mistake, he is still a quality player.
However, this was a costly mistake in the end, and it will be intriguing to see if Solskjaer is willing to let it slide.
In other West Ham news, a reported Irons transfer target has discussed the speculation around him.