Jesse Lingard Explains Bizarre 'Flute' Celebration After Stunning Middlesbrough Strike

Chris Deeley

​Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has explained his unusual goal celebration against Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon, which saw him dancing a jig while playing an imaginary flute.

Dancing a jig.

While playing an imaginary flute. 

That is an actual thing that happened. 

The 24-year-old broke out the celebration after hammering home a scorching long-range strike at the Riverside, before explaining to ​MUTV after the game that the moves - widely ridiculed on Twitter, because obviously - was down to a promise to a friend that he would pay tribute to a new Drake track Portland if he scored. 

He told his club's website: "It’s a new album that's just dropped by Drake. 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."

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