Before West Ham’s clash with Manchester United, we saw ugly scenes outside the Boleyn Ground.
The United team coach was bombarded with bottles upon it’s arrival to the stadium causing windows to be smashed and kick-off to be delayed 45 minutes.
Soon after the incident, a video filmed by Jesse Lingard inside the team coach was doing the rounds on Twitter. In the clip, the players were seen ducking for cover in the aisle of the coach while Lingard jokingly shouted for his Mummy, seemingly seeing the funny side of it all.
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While the neutrals may have found the video from Lingard slightly amusing, many United supporters certainly didn’t.
The match against West Ham was, arguably, their biggest game of the season so far with them knowing that a win would see them leapfrog Manchester City into fourth with just one match remaining.
In the first-half, United looked as though they were still on their team coach with West Ham dominating. The home side could consider themselves unlucky to just be 1-0 ahead at the interval.
However, Van Gaal appeared to have worked his magic in the break as a brace from Anthony Martial saw United fans getting excited about playing in next season’s Champions League.
But eight minutes later they were trailing. Headers from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid sent the Boleyn Ground into delirium and left United realising that they’re likely to be playing on Thursday nights next campaign.
Although United fans aren’t blaming Lingard for the defeat, they feel his attitude before the match didn’t represent the importance of the occasion.
Check out some of the tweets below:
Lingard only played the final seven minutes during the damaging loss and couldn’t make a difference as the Hammers bid farewell to their stadium with three points.
It leaves United needing to beat Bournemouth at home and hope that Manchester City lose away to Swansea on the final day of the season.
But the club still have a chance to salvage their campaign by winning the FA Cup. They face Crystal Palace in the final at Wembley on May 21 as they bid to win their first trophy since the 2012/13 Premier League title.
But Lingard’s campaign may not be over after that final against Palace.
Following Danny Welbeck’s knee injury last weekend and the news that he will definitely miss Euro 2016, Lingard has been tipped the replace him. The 23-year-old has played 15 times for the Red Devils in all competitions, scoring just twice, but could be named when Roy Hodgson names his 23-man squad on Monday.
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