Manchester United supporters flocked to social media on Saturday afternoon, to bring out one member of the club’s squad for a special praise.
The Red Devils, of course, are currently locked in business.
After seeing the team’s top-four hopes dealt a major blow at the hands of relegation-losing Everton last time out, Ralf Rangnick’s forces greeted the residents of Premier League Norwich City’s basement at Old Trafford, looking to regain the score.
And with 45 minutes of play in Manchester, a return to winning ways is exactly what the hosts of the day are heading for.
This comes thanks to the double of Cristiano Ronaldo, who, after capitalizing on early pressure from Anthony Elanga and his side slipping to open the scoring early, doubled his tally after half an hour of a trademark header.
It’s the tactic.
Ronaldo’s header gives Manchester United a 2-0 lead! Ronaldo hit 360 siuuu.
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*UPDATE* – Norwich has since succeeded in returning the target via Kieran Doyle.
On the break on Saturday afternoon, it should come as no surprise to hear about this man Ronaldo stealing the headlines amid his comeback in front of goal.
As noted above, many of Manchester United’s persuasion, instead, were in fact eager to praise another member of Ralph Rangnick’s squad.
The player in question? Return of Jesse Lingard.
Having earned a rare start in midfield against Norwich, Lingard has since continued to impress those in the Red Devils, culminating in several questions as to why the England international has not had more regular playing time over the course of the season thus far. :
How did Lingard not play all season?? #MUNNOR
– RvngWntr (RvngWntr) April 16, 2022
Lingard has been doing really well, surprised he hasn’t had more time to play, especially lately with Bruno who has been struggling with shape… #MUNNOR
– (JD_UTD_) April 16, 2022
Lingard can actually run a game of 10, unlike Bruno Fernandes. The difference in quality between the 2 is obvious
– Carr! ck Er @ (PrivCarrick) April 16, 2022
Lingard is awesome
– AMJ (@AMJ378) April 16, 2022
Lingard is comfortably our best player to date@Manchester United #Manchester United
– SIR Vicc-Thor.eth (wfcalways) April 16, 2022
#Manchester United Why doesn’t Lingard get more playtime? What a great player he is.
– Rick Sakrup. (RickSacrop) April 16, 2022
Jesse Lingard hasn’t been as thriving in 8th as you said he’s been able to all season #MUFC #MUNNOR
– Eric Bailly Propaganda (@ericbailly_prop) April 16, 2022
Impressed with Lingard the first 20 minutes, hard to understand why he didn’t use it more after keeping it in January?
– Mark Hetherington (@mjh_17) April 16, 2022
Lingard is better than Bruno
– S (Skengtial) April 16, 2022
I don’t know why Lingard hasn’t played much this season. It was good today
– Thomas Keating (@MossBoxx) April 16, 2022
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