Jesse Lingard could barely contain himself as he celebrated Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp penalty fly into the net with aplomb like any true Manchester United fan would; by jumping up and down and screaming as loud as possible… before FaceTiming the matchwinner.
The United midfielder was not in Paris and was unavailable to feature in Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash after sustaining an injury in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool last month.
Lingard was one of 10 senior players missing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men but still United somehow managed to bravely battle back – with a little help from VAR – to register an historical comeback to progress to the quarter-finals.
Lingard chose the comforts of his home instead of travelling with the team to watch the second-leg clash and filmed a hilarious video of himself wildly celebrating Rashford’s last-minute winner.
He can be heard repeatedly shouting: ‘Marcus Rashford’ and captioned the post: ‘Beans, Beans, Beans’ – his nickname for the United striker – before later sharing another video in which he says: ‘Believe, believe, believe. Go on the boys.’
He then proceeded to FaceTime, Rashford after full-time – sharing a screengrab of their conversation on his Instagram story.
Anthony Martial was filmed watching the winning penalty from the comfort of his own living room before screaming ‘Yes!’ in French while Nemanja Matic frantically jumped around with his son.
Alexis Sanchez also filmed the spot-kick before celebrating with friends, family, and of course, his dogs.
Meanwhile, Ander Herrera shared a picture of his team-mates celebrating on Instagram accompanied with the caption: ‘MASSIVE BALLS!! thanks guys’.
The 3-1 victory in the French capital came with a bit history with United the first side in European records to lose the first leg at home by two goals and still advance to the next stage.