Jesse Lingard received a standing ovation on his return to Old Trafford tonight.
From coming through the academy to establishing himself in the first team, Jesse Lingard spent over 20 years at Manchester United.
Lingard joined the Red Devils as a 7-year-old in 2000 and he went on to score 35 goals for the first team. He scored in both the 2016 FA Cup and 2017 League Cup final victories, while also winning the Europa League under Jose Mourinho.
Lingard left the club on a Bosman last summer after making over 200 senior appearances with United – to join Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest on a one-year deal.
He left the pitch tonight with an apparent injury and got an ovation from the Old Trafford faithful.
Manchester United fans salute Jesse Lingard after he was forced out of his return to Old Trafford with an injury 👏 pic.twitter.com/BPZh2k3Yem
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 27, 2022
Jesse Lingard spent over 20 years with Manchester United, from the academy to over 200 senior appearances with United.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 27, 2022
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Manchester United are currently leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Meanwhile, Forest had a goal disallowed in the early stages of the second half.
Ten Hag will urge his players to continue their winning momentum throughout the second half of the season. They need to in order to have a chance at finishing in the top four.