Bernd Leno confirms Jesse Lingard motivated Arsenal to beat Man United

Man United’s Jesse Lingard vs Arsenal

Man United lost 2-0 at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

That was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first defeat in domestic action as Man United’s manager.

One player who was unavailable for Man United last weekend was Jesse Lingard.

Lingard has been sidelined since suffering an injury against Liverpool.

Man United beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the season in the FA Cup.

Lingard scored on that occasion, and he celebrated by performing the Moonwalk.

Michael Jackson Twist Up Your Leg 🕺🏾 #MUFC #MJ

— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) January 26, 2019

The Man United midfielder also trolled the Gunners by calling their Emirates Stadium his “dancefloor” on social media.


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🌗🚶🏾‍♂️ #MJ

A post shared by JLingz 🔱 (@jesselingard) on Jan 25, 2019 at 2:50pm PST

Bernd Leno: Lingard motivated Arsenal

After Sunday’s match, Arsenal goalie Bernd Leno has confirmed to the Evening Standard that Lingard’s dancefloor comment wound up the Gunners:

You will never forget something like that, when somebody is celebrating.

You don’t want to see it again, so we were motivated and we knew about our chance because United had one [more] point than us.

Now we have two points [more than them] and that was enough motivation for us.

From @JamesOlley – how Lingard got Arsenal going @standardsport

— Tom Collomosse (@TomCStandard) March 11, 2019

Arsenal & Mesut Ozil bite back

Dancefloor huh!? 🤨🤫😉 Superb performance! 💣 Brilliant result! 💥 Thank you Emirates Stadium! 👏🏼 Proud to be a Gunner! ❤❤ #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö #WeAreTheArsenal @Arsenal

— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 10, 2019


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Steppin’ out onto our ‘Dancefloor’ 🕺

A post shared by Arsenal Official (@arsenal) on Mar 10, 2019 at 3:20pm PDT

Also see: Tottenham & Man United: How Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang changed his penalty technique.

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