Gary Lineker reacts to Man United’s 3-1 win over Middlesbrough

Gary Lineker has his say on Marouane Fellaini's display during Manchester United's 3-1 win over Middlesbrough

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff    

Gary Lineker took to social media to praise Marouane Fellaini for his goal after Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Belgian midfielder scored the opener with a header from inside the box in the 34th minute and Jesse Lingard added a second in the 62nd minute. Rudy Gestede netted for Boro in the 72nd minute, before Antonio Valencia added a third for United late on.

And former England star Lineker was clearly impressed with Fellaini’s finish as he compared the midfielder to the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Lineker tweeted: “Is that Zlatan with a Fellaini wig?”

And he added after Lingard’s strike: “Superb strike from Lingard as Boro drop their guard.”

Meanwhile, Team GB star Dai Greene was delighted to see Fellaini net the opener, as he tweeted: “So nice seeing a midfielder getting in the box for Man Utd. Great cross and great goal.”

Manchester United headed into the game on the back of their 1-0 win over Rostov in the Europa League last week as they secured their place in the quarter-finals, where they will face Anderlecht.

Next up for Manchester United in the Premier League is a home clash against West Brom on 1 April after the forthcoming international break.

The Red Devils finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season before Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford.

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