Man Utd fans notice Lingard copied famous Berbatov skill during West Ham win

Manchester United fans noticed loan star Jesse Lingard copying a famous move by club legend Dimitar Berbatov in West Ham’s win.

The Englishman was running the show as the Hammers secured a 3-2 win over Wolves.

With the opening goal and an assists to his name at Molineux, it sent the London side to fourth in the table as they hunt down Champions League football.

But footage from the game shows Lingard taking inspiration from Old Trafford icon Berbatov.

In the clip, David Moyes’ side have been ahead for seven minutes in the Premier League clash.

And they are on the attack again through a long ball from Aaron Cresswell, which looks to be heading out.

Lingard, though, continues to chase the ball and gets to it – but he is under pressure from Nelson Semedo.

Pushed into the corner, the forward brilliantly keeps control of the ball with his right foot before turning and tapping away from the full-back with his left.

It leaves the 28-year-old with acres of space as Arthur Masuaku gets to the loose ball, putting it into Pablo Fornals’ path for the second goal.

The Spaniard immediately runs to Lingard in his celebration, with the Englishman taking himself to six goals and four assists in just seven games on loan from United.

When the footage started to circle on Twitter, fans of the Englishman’s parent club quickly saw similarities to an iconic move by a former player.

“Lingard turning into prime Berbatov,” one supporter said.

The Bulgarian, who scored 56 goals in nearly 150 appearances for United, performed the exact same skill against – of all teams – West Ham in 2008.

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    Another fan commented: “Lingard definitely thought about Berbatov when he ended up in the corner there!”

    While a third said: “Lingard has been watching Berbatov videos.”

    And a fourth simply wrote: “Lingard looking like 2008 Berbatov with that spin.”

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