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Man Utd ace Fernandes: Lingard deserved his goal for all those comments

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says Jesse Lingard deserved his goal for victory at Leicester City.

After going the whole league season without a goal Lingard managed to get on the score sheet in the final minute of the campaign as he pounced on a mistake by Kasper Schmeichel to tap into an empty net.

"No, I think the most important one will be the next," the Portuguese told MUTV when asked if his opening goal against the Foxes from the penalty spot was his most important strike yet for United.

"I'm always thinking about the next one. I'm happy, all goals are important in different ways. It was important for us and for me to score this goal because it gives us the chance to be more calm in the game.

"Of course after when Leicester are behind they try to attack because they need to score twice but we did very well, we defend well and you see in the last minute we never stop the fight and Jesse doing an amazing job.

"Of course it's a mistake from the keeper also but if Jesse doesn't go there the goal doesn't come so it's for this we work.

"For me Jesse deserved this goal because for what he works all week, for all the comments every one is saying about him and other players because they don't play too much or they don't play good enough. I think this is the reason Jesse scored because we're training hard, training hard to help all the team.

"With him, Juan [Mata], Andreas [Pereira], Odion [Ighalo], the guys who can be at the front to score but also the defenders they push the guys who are playing to be at a higher level."

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