Owen Rebuked Lingard’s Attitude
LONDON: Michael Owen slammed Jesse Lingard for not celebrating his winning goal against West Ham.
The 28-year-old Manchester United star was included in the second half and blasted home a goal for a 2-1 win at London Stadium.
Lingard, who scored nine goals in 16 games while on loan to West Ham last season, did not celebrate his goal despite being attacked by United team -mates.
Former Red Devils striker Owen criticized Lingard’s attitude, claiming the striker was at West Ham only for ‘two minutes’.
Owen also claimed Lingard should have made a pass if he didn’t want to be in a scoring situation.
“The finishing touch was very interesting. The only thing lacking was that he didn’t celebrate it.
“I can’t believe a player didn’t celebrate a goal against their former club, he was only there two minutes.
“If he doesn’t want to score, if he’s not happy, don’t shoot, make a pass.
“That’s just the only thing that’s frustrating, because the rest is all amazing,” Owen said.
Lingard however gave a reason why he did not celebrate the goal.
“They helped me when I was on loan and welcomed me well, so I really deserve their kindness.
“The West Ham fans also gave me a warm welcome. I was happy there, but I had to do my job,” Lingard said.