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Keane waxes lyrical over Jesse… but can’t resist a dig!

Manchester United icon Roy Keane waxed lyrical over Jesse Lingard’s performance against Leicester… but he had a dig at his celebration!

The loanee scored twice as the Hammers won a topsy-turvy game 3-2.

It was the latest electric performance of his loan spell at the London Stadium and Keane, a legend at United and a curmudgeon at the best of times, was impressed with the performance of the England international.

He watched on as he was analysing the game for Sky Sports and when asked about Lingard, he said, per The Sun“Credit to West Ham and Jesse Lingard, he’s been outstanding.

“What I give Jesse credit for is he’s turned up without much football at United.

“He obviously kept himself in good shape which is the sign of a good pro. He maybe took his eye off the ball off the field, but he always had that talent and it’s great to see it.”

Still, Keane says that he was less than impressed with the celebration, as it resembled some drunk dancing!

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He added: “It’s 1/10. I used to do this dance before, usually after a load of Bacardi and Coke!”

Lingard’s first goal was an absolutely brilliant finish from the edge of the box after Vlad Coufal cut the ball back, while his second was a simple tap-in after some lovely work from Jarrod Bowen.

And Keane’s fellow Sky pundit Micah Richards, who played for Man City and England, was impressed with the first goal.

He said:  “That man Jesse Lingard again. He seems to be everywhere, always in the right place at the right time. The timing of his runs, it’s a wonderful finish.”

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.