Jesse Lingard has posted his reaction to Manchester United’s devastating late defeat to Young Boys last night on social media.
“Every time I pull on the United shirt, I hope people understand what it means to me,” Lingard also said. “I always go out wanting to do the best for the club, the team and especially the fans.
I’m upset for my part in the defeat. I never want to lose any game but mistakes happen in football and we now push on together. We will all pick ourselves up and I can’t wait for Sunday.”
Lingard wasn’t the only Red Devil to comment on yesterday’s loss, the 7th United have suffered in the Champions League under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
“Wasn’t the result we wanted,” goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo remarked on Instagram. “But now it’s time to recover well and focus on the next game.”
“Time to bounce back together,” tweeted Donny van de Beek, who made a rare start at the heart of United’s midfield.
After a bright start, in which Ronaldo opened the scoring after just 13 minutes, United faced a difficult night, especially after full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off ten minutes from half-time.
A goal from Moumi Ngamaleu looked like it was going to take the match to a tie until Lingard’s error and Siebatcheu’s cool, composed finish in the 5th minute of added time.
Image Credit- PA ImagesIn the 24 hours since the full-time whistle, questions have been raised about Solskjær’s suitability for the hot seat at Old Trafford, with many questioning whether his record in Europe is good enough for a club of United’s stature.
“Lack of concentration, make a mistake and you get punished,” the Norwegian said after the match, as quoted by BBC Sport. “You get done. We did that last year in Europe.
Image Credit- PA ImagesOf course we’ve lost the opportunity to get three points but we’ve got two home games next and have got to focus on them two.
We know we’ve given ourselves a more difficult task than what we did last year but everyone thought we were through after two games last year.”
United return to Champions League action in a fortnight’s time, when they host Villareal at The Theatre of Dreams.