Jose Mourinho's furious reaction to Jesse Lingard missing another chance vs Celta

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Zero goals and zero assists in 10 games isn't exactly what you'd expect from a player who's just signed a new £100,000-per-week contract at Manchester United.

And yet, incredibly, Jesse Lingard finds himself in that exact predicament.

His last goal for United came during the 3-1 win over Middlesbrough in March, while he hasn't made an assist - wait for it - since mid-December.

No matter which way you look at it, five goals and three assists in all competitions this season is a poor return, but Jose Mourinho keeps showing faith in the 24-year-old.

Thursday's 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals saw Lingard given a starting berth and, once again, he missed countless opportunities.

In the 39th minute, for example, he was played through by Marcus Rashford but shot straight at Sergio Alvarez from close range.

And with 15 minutes remaining, Lingard fired wildly past the post after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's initial effort rebounded to him just 13 yards out.

Lingard's dour performance drew a lot of criticism from United fans after the game and raised the question of how on earth he is on £100,000-per-week.

Mourinho might just be regretting handing Lingard such a lucrative contract judging by his reaction to the Englishman's wasted opportunity in the 75th minute.

In the video below, when Lingard's wild shot fails to hit the target, Mourinho goes absolutely ballistic on the touchline and literally counts on his fingers how many chances have been missed.


Three of the five wasted chances Mourinho counts were down to Lingard, who will eventually pay the price for his inconsistencies in front of goal.

Mourinho can also be seen shouting "f***ing hell" as he turns back to the dugout - that's how angry he was.

Lingard will only hope his lack of goals won't see him dropped against Arsenal this weekend in what is a huge game.

Arsenal, like United, are hunting down a place in the top four and a defeat for either side at the Emirates Stadium would see their chances blown.

Lose to the Gunners on Sunday and Mourinho's side will have to hope they win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League next season.

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