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Explaining Jesse Lingard's Really Weird Celebration Vs Middlesbrough

Explaining Jesse Lingard's Really Weird Celebration Vs Middlesbrough
By Mikey Traynor

Manchester United claimed a vital win in the race for the top four as they survived a late scare from the hosts to leave Middlesbrough with a 3-1 win.

Goals from Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia sandwiched a screamer from Jesse Lingard who only seems to score outstanding goals, but during his celebration eyebrows were raised as to what the hell he was doing.

Some mistakenly thought it was an absolutely atrocious nod to St.Patrick's Day as Lingard appeared to do a jig and play a virtual wind instrument of some sort.

Turns out, it was a nod to a track released by Drake as part of his 'More Life' album/playlist that was released last night.

The first clue came in his post-match tweet:

And of course, his obligatory post-match Snapchat:

Lingard then left no confusion as he explained in detail to MUTV that he promised a mate that he's give a nod to the track 'Portland' if he scored.

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When asked by MUTV what it was all about, he revealed it was a reference to a new track by Canadian songwriter Drake called 'Portland', that apparently includes a 'minimalist Andes flute' sample.

"It’s a new album that's just dropped by Drake," he said. "One of the songs. I promised a mate I’d do that celebration if I scored, so I did it!

"Obviously, there weren't many options on at the time. I decided to take it on myself and it went in the top corner. Every goal is important and it was a massive game to win today and climb the table."

So there you have it. The track in question is up on Spotify if you were curious.

This is football in the year 2017...

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