April 23, 2021

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Jesse Lingard responds to Romelu Lukaku message after wonder goal

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Romelu Lukaku appears to have been impressed by former Manchester United teammate Jesse Lingard’s form on loan at West Ham.

Lingard netted his sixth goal in eight games for the Hammers in Monday night’s 3-2 win over Wolves with a sensational solo effort as he ran from inside his own half before beating two players and sliding the ball past the goalkeeper.

The on-loan United attacker then produced a brilliant piece of skill in the build-up to the Hammers’ third goal before setting up Jarrod Bowen for the third goal of the game.

It was a performance that earned praise from former United forward Lukaku on social media.


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“Damn Jesse….,” Lukaku tweeted, before adding “I love to see it” in response to a reply from Carlton Cole, who said Lingard was ‘moving mad’.

Lingard subsequently responded to Lukaku’s message himself.

“My bro,” he said, with three laughing emojis.

Cole later questioned why Lingard would want to leave West Ham when his loan spell ends.

He told Sky Sports : “He’s a player reborn at West Ham, so why would you want to leave? He’s comfortable, he’s said himself that he loves the family environment at West Ham.

“I’ve been so impressed with him and his attitude, and now he’s getting rewarded with an England call-up and a chance of going to the Euros.”

The Hammers’ win moved them up to fourth in the table and, speaking to Sky Sports post-match, Lingard said they are eyeing up a potential Champions League spot.

He said: “It’s about maintaining and keeping our focus in each game.

“We’ve got a tough run of fixtures but the lads are ready and we’ll prepare for the next game.”

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Lingard has been a revelation since moving to the Hammers on loan in January and he chalks that up to playing regular football once again.

“It’s just consistency I think, form is consistent for me,” he said.

“I’ve obviously not played for the past two years, so playing week in, week out and keeping my form is great.

“The team have helped me tremendously.”

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