Manchester United stars Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba celebrated Sunday’s winner over Chelsea with a nod to Marvel’s Black Panther.
- Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis on being the only white guys in Black Panther: “this is what black actors feel like all the time”
- Black Panther review: “a franchise film with a distinct individual identity”
- John Boyega, Stormzy… and Liam from Bake Off – the Black Panther UK premiere guest list was amazing
- Meet the cast of Black Panther
The duo, who are notorious for their exuberant goal celebrations, doffed their hats to Ryan Coogler’s film with the Wakanda salute after Lingard had come off the bench to fire in United’s second goal in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
The hosts had gone a goal down in the first half after Willian’s strike, only for Lukaku to level things up shortly thereafter. Mourinho then made an inspired change, bringing on Lingard for French forward Anthony Martial, who went on to nod in the winner in the 75th minute. Check out some pictures of the celebration below.
Black Panther ???????????? pic.twitter.com/zqJBcGA3nV
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) February 25, 2018
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) February 25, 2018
— C’est mon année (@Pha_rye) February 25, 2018
It was a popular move with amongst Man United and Black Panther fans on Twitter.
MAN DONE THE BLACK PANTHER SALUTE. LINGARD IS THE CULTURE
— C'est la vie (@MoeTweetzz) February 25, 2018
Jesse Lingard. Wakanda Forever.
— COPA90 US (@Copa90US) February 25, 2018
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) February 25, 2018
— Musuleng Klimpacher (@Musuleng) February 25, 2018
Lingard’s goal had to be the match winner due to the Wakanda celebration ????????
— Stri:(a (@StrikaNation24_) February 25, 2018
LINGARD channelling Black Panther. Love it! ????❤
He's been terrific for us this season. Wonderful knack of scoring in the big moments. Great finish. ???? #MUFC
— Darryl Griffiths ???????? (@LegallyBOD) February 25, 2018
— ¹⁹? (@Rashford101) February 25, 2018
Black Panther has surpassed the £700m mark at the global box office after just its second weekend in cinemas, setting it on course to join Marvel’s Avengers films in an elite club of films to have grossed over £1 billion.
Last week, actor Will Smith shared an impassioned Instagram post celebrating the film’s success, sending his congratulations to stars Michael B Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita N’Yongo, Letitia Wright and Daniel Kaluuya. Check it out below.
View this post on Instagram
I want to share something that Nelson Mandela said to me. . He said, “With the type of fame that you have attained it is important when you encounter your fans that you — Reach Your Hand Out and let them Feel Your Flesh. You have to prove to them that you are REAL — because people can not aspire to anything they do not believe is Real.” . So I say to you, Congratulations! Enjoy this Transcendent Moment. Go into the streets… Touch them… Let them know that you are real! . @chadwickboseman, @michaelbjordan @lupitanyongo @letitiawright @danaigurira @danielkaluuya @im.angelabassett @andyserkis @winstoncduke @sterlingkbrown @rmorrison @therealstanlee @ludwiggoransson @iamruthecarter #blackpanther . With Pure Delight WILL 🙂