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07th Nov 2015

Jesse Lingard explains his goal celebration with Daley Blind (Pic)

Steamin' Willie Beamen

Darragh Murphy

We wonder how long Jesse Lingard has had this in his back pocket.

The Manchester United winger scored his first Manchester United goal on Saturday and his celebration looked well rehearsed to say the least.

Lingard roped in Daley Blind to assist in the dance which he has since explained was an homage to the film Any Given Sunday. 

Lingard and Blind joined forces to recreate the touchdown celebration of Steamin’ Willie Beamen – played by Jamie Foxx – in the 1999 movie directed by Oliver Stone.

‘Proud to get my 1st goal for the club, most importantly we got the 3 points,’ Lingard wrote on Instagram.

‘The celebration was from the film any given sunday. STEAMIN WILLIE BEAMEN.’

The 22-year-old is playing the best football of his life. His goal on Saturday comes after he assisted beautifully for Wayne Rooney midweek and its  no surprise that he is currently keeping Memphis Depay out of the first team.