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07th Nov 2015

Stat: Jesse Lingard’s goal was a strange first for Manchester United this year…

Long range

Darragh Murphy

2015 has been the year of trying to walk the ball into the net for Manchester United.

An unbelievable record was broken when Jesse Lingard placed the ball just out of the reach of Boaz Myhill from 20 yards out during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over West Brom.

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

The goal was actually the first time in 2015 that the Red Devils have scored a Premier League goal from outside the box.

We knew Louis van Gaal’s side were ponderous this season but we never knew they’d been as shot-shy as this for so long.