Jesse Lingard made it two goals in two games when scoring the opener against LASK on Wednesday night, following his injury time finish against Leicester in the last game of the Premier League.

United carried a 5-0 win from the first leg and it showed, with the second best team in Austria having the better first half and taking the lead.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Lingard reflected on United’s performance and the goal he scored, which took a deflection off the defender.

They came here with nothing to lose and we knew they were going to start on the front foot. They made it difficult in the first half but I felt like we wore them out in the second half and stuck to the game plan. You take confidence from goals and I wanted to add goals this season. I’ve started and scored so I hope I can carry this on through the competition. Not all goals are worldies so you take those ones.

Lingard was subbed off with just over an hour played and looked to be disappointed, but after the game he was all smiles and didn’t complain about Solskjaer’s decision.

I was enjoying the game. I enjoy football naturally and I felt like I could score more, but it’s the manager’s decision so I stick by that. When you’re in the right mental state football takes your mind away from everything. I love football. Man United’s in my blood and I love playing for the club.

United are now through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, playing FC Copenhagen on Monday night, and Lingard will be hoping for another start.

We need the squad now. We’re doing well with injuries. We’ll come together as a team next week and our mindset is on the Copenhagen game.




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