Manchester United players have sent their words of support to Jesse Lingard after the midfielder apologised for his error against Young Boys on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
Man United were beaten in Switzerland 2-1 despite Cristiano Ronaldo opening the scoring in the 13th minute, with Bruno Fernandes providing the assists.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card in the 35th minute following a dire challenge on Martins.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hauled off Jadon Sancho for Diogo Dalot in a bid to maintain balance at the back, hence weakening his attacking line.
Solskjaer would go on to replace his goalscorer, Ronaldo, for Jesse Lingard but his decision would backfire after Lingard contributed to Young Boys’ match-winning goal.
The England international attempted to pass the ball to David de Gea so the Spaniard could clear the ball off the danger zone but his pass was too short and the Young Boys forward shot home from a close-range.
Lingard has been criticised by many on social media for his sloppy pass but the 28-year-old has stated that it was never his intention to make Manchester United lose all three points.
Jesse Lingard reacts to his error vs Young Boys “Last night hurt,” Lingard said on Instagram. “Everytime I pull on the United shirt, I hope people understand what it means to me.
“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.”
Manchester United players react to Lingard’s apology Scott McTominay said: “Head up bro, keep moving forward.”
Manchester United players react to Jesse Lingard’s apology for error vs Young Boys “We lose together and we won together,” said Bruno Fernandes.
Diogo Dalot sent his support also, saying: “Always with you, we win and lose together.”