Jesse Lingard has poked fun at Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration with latest Instagram post

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United enjoyed one of their most memorable nights in recent years after beating a heavily favoured Juventus side in Turin.

The Italian giants entered the tie as overwhelming favourites having beaten United in Manchester only two weeks prior.

However, Jose Mourinho’s side were not to be rolled over, securing a remarkable come-from-behind win against one of the favourites to lift the European cup this season.

The Red Devils looked to be in a spot of bother when Cristiano Ronaldo lashed home a brilliant volley in the second half but they roared back with two late goals.

Juan Mata slotted home delightfully from a free-kick before Alex Sandro put through his own net to hand United the win late-on.

There was plenty of controversy following the game after Mourinho taunted took to the pitch to taunt the Juventus faithful.

What seems to have irked United fans the most however, were Ronaldo’s bitter post-match comments in which he claimed United did not deserve the three points.

“I was happy for the goal but I am a little bit disappointed,” Ronaldo told Viasport.

“We should’ve won the game easily. Three, four goals. And Manchester didn’t do much, in my opinion.

“They create two chances, set-pieces, they know the English teams, they are always looking for the set-pieces but we will learn from our mistakes and we are still top of the group.”

United fans were quick to lay into their former superstar calling for him to “wind his neck in” - to put it gently.

Ronaldo holds his head in despair after Juventus concede two late goals v Manchester United

And now it seems that even some of the United players have jumped on the bandwagon after Jesse Lingard posted a photo on Instagram poking fun at Ronaldo’s goal celebration.

The Portuguese superstar wheeled away before revealing and highlighting his rather impressive set of abs.

However, after Juve slumped to a loss, Lingard felt confident enough to fire his own kind of volley Ronaldo’s way.

Unsurprisingly, it looks like the United players are revelling in their Turin victory.

While his social media game might be strong, Lingard still has a bit of work to do before he can match Ronaldo in terms of footballing ability.

Perhaps it’s not worth poking the bear, but for now at least, it makes for a funny Instagram post.

UEFA Champions League
Jesse Lingard
Jose Mourinho
Alex Sandro
Serie A
Premier League
Juan Mata
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again