Manchester United fans expressed their delight on Twitter with the performance of returning midfielder Jesse Lingard.
After several frustrating months on the sidelines, Jesse Lingard showed just why he is so highly rated at Manchester United, and why Louis van Gaal opted to play him in his first Premier League match in charge.
The 22-year-old, who was substituted in the first Premier League game of the season with a knee injury, returned to competitive football on Friday night, playing an instrumental role in the United side that came away from Carrow Road disappointed with collecting just a point against Norwich City in the Under-21 Premier League clash.
Despite being on the frontfoot for large periods of the match, it was in fact Norwich who drew first blood through defender Adel Gafaiti. Nevertheless, the Red Devils fought hard and eventually got a well-deserved equaliser through central midfielder Josh Harrop.
Although the game finished with a high intensity, both sides were able to stand firm in defence and see the game play out in a stalemate.
After the game, despite not scoring or creating a goal, it was the returning midfielder that caught the eye of United supporters on Twitter, and those who watched the game spoke very highly of his performance.
Lingard is playing well btw.Hopefully back to the first team soon.— Khoa Zany (@khoazany) January 9, 2015
@khoazany We've actually played alright bar two fuck ups at the back. Lingard has looked really sharp. Unlucky with his volley.— Mark Owens (@OwenzyMUFC) January 9, 2015
Jesse lingard— sammy dooley (@smithies1991) January 9, 2015
Jesse Lingard has played really well.— (@DiSkill) January 9, 2015
Great to see Lingard out there playing well, Janko is very quick and his decision making is good surely he'll get a 1st team chance soon— Valentine Muhamba (@Vulk_8) January 9, 2015
Lingard is lvg type of player. Always looking for a good pass.— Rahul kulkarni (@Iconic_No16) January 9, 2015
Powell and Lingard look dangerous— Adam (@433Formation) January 9, 2015