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David Moyes shares what he told Jesse Lingard after 2-1 defeat to Manchester United

David Moyes shares what he told Jesse Lingard after 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

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The Hammers boss spoke to reporters this afternoon after our devastating defeat to Manchester United.

West Ham led early through a Said Benrahma strike.

Cristiano Ronaldo restored parity five minutes later before Jesse Lingard scored late on for Man United.


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The Hammers then had the chance to take a point from the game after we were awarded a penalty deep into injury time. David Moyes brought on Mark Noble to take the spot kick and he subsequently missed.

It is what it is. The defeat is an incredibly hard one to take. Not only did we miss a penalty at the death but Lingard, who shone on loan with us last season, was the eventual match winner.

David Moyes shares what he told Jesse Lingard after 2-1 defeat to Manchester United

The 28-year-old came on as a second-half substitute for Manchester United at the London Stadium today.

And it was almost inevitable that Jesse would come back to haunt us.

David Moyes was seen chatting with Lingard after the game on the sidelines and the Scot shared with reporters what he told the Red Devils ace, as quoted by Football.London:

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“I was laughing but more importantly, I said how well he recovered from his mistake in midweek; he makes a mistake which probably cost Manchester United a first win in the Champions League. But that’s what football does you always get a second chance in football to bounce back. Jesse got a second chance to bounce back as a player when he was at West Ham last year so we’ll always be grateful, for what he did for us. I wish he hadn’t scored but we had a chance to get a draw out of it and we missed our chance.”

Give Lingard his due, to bounce back in the manner that he did following his midweek disappointment really was very impressive.

Now it’s West Ham’s turn to bounce back. We don’t have to wait long. We play Manchester United again in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night at Old Trafford.

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Let’s hope that the boys are determined to make amends after today’s defeat.

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