Manchester United have a history of scoring late goals. Saving late penalties is in the DNA too.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winner over Bayern Munich in 1999 was the apex of United winning games late, the Treble would not have been possible without a last ditch penalty save.
Peter Schmeichel’s penalty save from Dennis Bergkamp in ’99 in the FA Cup semi-final kept United in the game for Ryan Giggs to score a memorable winner in extra time.
United got a taste of both at the weekend. Jesse Lingard scored a late goal, before David de Gea saved an injury time spot kick, leading to a 2-1 win.
Star attacker Bruno Fernandes sent a message which read ‘never stop believing’ after United’s win.
Former teammate Odion Ighalo responded with a message of his own to sum it up, writing, ‘The United way’.
Fernandes praises Lingard
Jesse Lingard apologised in midweek after his goal costing error away at Young Boys.
Fernandes was one of several stars to back him, writing, ‘We stick together as one’.
The support no doubt helped Lingard, who went on to score the winning goal against the Hammers, his former loan side.
Fernandes responded to Lingard’s goal to tell him ‘You deserved it’ as the teammate thanked West Ham fans for the positive reception.
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