Cristiano Ronaldo: Jesse Lingard hits Man Utd star's iconic celebration after England goal

Jesse Lingard Ronaldo celebration Manchester United

After scoring his first international goal since November 2018, Jesse Lingard paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo

Put through by Jude Bellingham during England's World Cup Qualifier against Andorra this afternoon, the Manchester United forward slotted home in front of the supporters to open the scoring. 

Wheeling away in celebration, the 28-year-old ran to the corner and hit Ronaldo's iconic 'SIIUUU' pose in order to pay tribute to his new teammate. 

A player known for his eccentric celebration of goals, this appeared to be a nod to the transfer that has set United fans into a frenzy

Indeed, it seems fair to suggest Ronaldo is an idol for Lingard in particular after footage emerged of the latter watching the Portuguese training as a youngster while the forward was making his way into Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team. 

Back at Old Trafford after a loan spell with West Ham United, the midfielder looks set to line up alongside the returning to Ronaldo in the Premier League this season. 

Like the buses outside of Wembley, Lingard's first goal was followed up by another in what proved to be a routine win for the Euro 2020 finalists. 

Deep into the second-half, the United forward was played through by Bukayo Saka before driving into a shooting position on the left-hand side and releasing a thumping shot from just outside the box. 

Lingard then repaid the favour by crossing for Saka with the game in its dying embers which saw the Arsenal forward head home in front of a Wembley crowd showing him huge support following the horrific abuse he suffered earlier this summer. 

Having missed out on the squad for the European Championships, Lingard certainly seems to be playing himself back into Gareth Southgate's plans in the build-up for the next big tournament. 

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