World boxing champion Tyson Fury has congratulated Jesse Lingard on his winning goal for Manchester United.

Lingard scored the winner for United in the 88th minute against West Ham.

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It came amid a tricky week for Lingard after his goal-costing backpass against Young Boys.

Boxing champion Fury praised Lingard’s character, making a boxing analogy about being hit, and keeping on going.

Fury is a Manchester United fan and The Metro reported in 2020 how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer planned to invite him to give a motivational speech to the Red Devils’ squad.

The boxer has overcome his own mental health battles to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

A special day for Lingard

Going up against the side which helped rejuvenate his form last season, it was probably always inevitable Lingard would score the winner.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought Lingard on in the 70th minute as part of a double change with Jadon Sancho, replacing Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba.


Lingard needed just 15 touches to make an impact, completing all 13 of his pass attempts.

Forget midweek, Lingard now has two goals in his last two league games.

This strike means the Champions League disappointment won’t linger, and it was the best possible way to respond.

Solskjaer told the club website: “I’m so happy for him because you know it’s ups and downs in football.

“He was low on Tuesday, now high again, he scored against Newcastle, you’re up, you’re down, you’re up – but that’s football.

“You have to live with it and Jesse has learned how to deal with ups and downs in football. You know, if you play for Man United you have to live with it, be able to handle that scrutiny.”

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