You know it was a terrible match if the most interesting thing that occurred from England’s 0-0 draw with Slovenia was a few handbags at the end of the match.
Barring some top draw saves from Joe Hart during the bore draw, there were very few positives from a Three Lions perspective.
The most entertaining aspect came in stoppage-time when Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were involved in a shoving match with their opponents.
ITV commentator, Clive Tyldesley, suggested that something racist was said to United midfielder Lingard to make him react angrily. However, replays suggested that Lingard got involved after he had seen an opponent grab Marcus Rashford round the neck.
After seeing this, the midfielder proceeded to defend his United teammate and looked extremely wound up with Aljaz Struna after his actions.
And now, the morning after the handbags, Lingard has tweeted his support for Rashford.
He said: "Always got u bruh @marcusrashford,” accompanied with two images of the scuffle between the England and Slovenia players. How cute.
It was evidence that the only reason Lingard reacted so angrily was because of what Struna did to Rashford and acted how all good teammates should do.
However, it’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen the two players demonstrating their brilliant relationship on the pitch.
After Rashford had been started on in last season’s Manchester derby, Lingard came to his rescue by squaring up to the Manchester City players in question. Rashford went onto score the winner during the 1-0 victory.
Fast forward a couple of months and United were in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace. Rashford had to come off through injury and, as he was leaving the pitch, Lingard came across to make sure he was alright and to lift his spirits. He definitely lifted his spirits by scoring the winner in extra-time as they claimed their twelve FA Cup victories.
But it’s not just on the pitch they show their friendship. Lingard is often uploading Snapchats of him alongside the young forward while they were also pictured sharing a earphone each whilst sitting on the bench before an England match.
If that doesn’t demonstrate friendship then we don’t know what does.
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