Photo: Jesse Lingard sends message to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Man United win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic received praise from Jesse Lingard after Manchester United's 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne

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Jesse Lingard has taken to social media to congratulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the striker scored a hat-trick in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Red Devils secured a comfortable win over the Ligue 1 side to all but book their place in the last 16 of Europe’s second tier club competition.

Ibrahimovic has been in fine form for Manchester United since his arrival at the club from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer.

The Swedish striker has quashed any doubts about his ability to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League by scoring more than 20 goals in his first campaign at the club.

And Lingard used his personal Instagram account to congratulate Ibrahimovic on his three-goal haul and celebrate the European result.

Lingard posted the picture above on the app and wrote the caption: “Good win last night and a great atmosphere at OT congrats to @iamzlatanibrahimovic on his first hat-trick for @manchesterunited #manchesterunited #mufc #NeverFollow @adidasuk”

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Manchester United are now preparing for their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

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