Lasogga scored for Leeds in their Championship game against United away from home at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.
Heckingbottom has praised the 26-year-old striker, and so have the Leeds fans on social networking site Twitter.
“Great strike first half, took his goal well and he has shown that in training already so he has to continue showing that,” Heckingbottom told Leeds Live about Lasogga.
Lost this after the game today. Somebody has picked it up, if you could kindly return it please I would be very grateful as it has a lot of personal detail on it. A signed shirt for you when it returns. Thank you pic.twitter.com/ETCEdgDRP8— P.-M. Lasogga (@Lasogga10) February 10, 2018
Another fine goal and top display for you Pierre. Hope you find it.— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) February 10, 2018
Good game today soggy.— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) February 10, 2018
Hope you get it back. You put in a great shift today . Mot— Martin Roberts (@wowmart1974) February 10, 2018
You were class today, hope you find the shin pad— knighti (@Ian__KNIGHT) February 10, 2018
Great performance today hope you find it— Jordan Reddington (@reddinjl01) February 10, 2018
Well played today and keep it going MOT— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) February 10, 2018
Decent today.— . (@robw123q) February 10, 2018
Lasogga, who joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal from Hamburg in the summer of 2017, has not been in great form lately.
The German striker has blown hot and cold this season and has been inconsistent, much like Leeds.
The 26-year-old’s performance against United, though, was very encouraging, and perhaps the goal will now propel him to greater heights.
Leeds’s performance in the second half against United was positive, but the visiting team failed to do much of note in the first 45 minutes at United.
For Leeds to finish in the top six of the Championship this season, they need to start winning games from now.