Social media users have this evening reacted in typically brilliant fashion to Jesse Lingard’s sensational solo effort for Manchester United versus Watford.


Jose Mourinho’s side travelled to Vicarage Road for a (seemingly) tough clash with the in-form Hornets this evening, with the trio of Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again included in their squad following lengthy injury layoffs.

The Red Devils came into proceedings on the back of a surprisingly hard-fought victory over Chris Hughton’s Brighton at the weekend, earning two wins and two draws from their last four fixtures across all competitions.

Watford, meanwhile, put a shaky run of form behind them with impressive wins over both West Ham and Newcastle over the last two weeks, with Marco Silva’s side sitting in 8th-place in the Premier League table.

At the double

An end-to-end opening to the clash saw Watford look dangerous on the break, with Kiko Femenia, Richarlison and Andre Grey particularly bright.

However, an individual moment of brilliance from the visitors soon lit up proceedings, as Ashley Young’s sweet half volley from nothing on the edge of Watford’s box put United ahead after 20 minutes.

And, to the amazement of viewers watching on, it was soon 2-0, with that man Ashley Young once again the difference-maker.

After a surging run from Paul Pogba eventually saw the Frenchman grounded 25 yards from goal, Young stepped up to curl the most magnificent of…

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