Man United coach backs Lingard to learn from costly mistake


Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic that Jesse Lingard will learn from his mistake that gave Young Boys a valuable late winner in a Uefa Champions League clash on Tuesday evening.

Young Boys came from behind to beat Man United 2-1.

New signing Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Man United before they were reduced to 10 men as Aaron Wan-Bisakka was sent off in the first half. Boys found the equaliser early in the second half.

And Solskjaer’s men looked set to go back to England with a point but a misplaced back pass from substitute Lingard in stoppage time allowed Jordan Siebatcheu to score the winner late in the game,

“With Jesse, no footballer likes making mistakes but it’s obviously part and parcel of the game. We’ll learn from it, he’ll learn from it. We’re humans, every footballer makes mistakes,” said Solskjaer.

“He’ll pick himself up and be ready to go on Sunday against West Ham (United).”

The ‘Red Devils’ are joint top of the Premier League on 10 points after four matches.

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By FARPost Reporter