Tyson Fury quotes Rocky in brilliant Jesse Lingard message after Man Utd heroics

Tyson Fury sent a brilliant message to Jesse Lingard quoting legendary film character Rocky Balboa after he scored a late winner for Manchester United against West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent Lingard on in place of Paul Pogba during the second half with the game locked at one goal apiece.

The 28-year-old had dazzled on loan at the London Stadium in the second half of last season and did so once again, but this time against the Hammers, with his 89th-minute finish putting United ahead.

The pinpoint top-corner strike was a dagger to the heart of West Ham fans but was redemption for Lingard, who had made a costly error in the Champions League last Tuesday.

United fan Fury then took to Twitter to praise the England international: "‘It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.’ #Jlingz What a strike."

The two-time world heavyweight champion was taking inspiration from the sixth film in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise, 'Rocky Balboa', which was released in 2006.

Lingard had come under-fire last week for his sloppy back pass which allowed Young Boys to score a last-minute goal and secure all three points in Europe.

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He's been limited to minutes off the bench so far this season after a move to West Ham didn't materialise in the summer transfer window.

Despite this, he already has two goals to his name after he netted against Newcastle too, and he scored a brace for England against Andorra.

With one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford, he could still yet return to the club where he rejuvenated his career last season.

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West Ham fans certainly seem keen on the idea, or at least they did until he scored. As he came on there was a huge round of applause from the crowd.

They also chanted: “He wants to come back, he wants to come back, Jesse Lingard, he wants to come back.”

Lingard praised the reception he received, saying post-match: "Over the moon. Got a brilliant reception when I came on, had a good time at West Ham but got to move on with Man United and do my best."

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