Jose Mourinho‘s men dominated against the Rams but couldn’t find a way past an inspired Scott Carson until the 85th minute when he was finally beaten by a stunning effort from Lingard.
The England international picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and beat Carson with a thunderous strike into the top right hand corner.
It was Lingard’s 11th goal of the season and his eighth goal in his last ten appearances.
One man that was clearly impressed with Lingard’s goal was Anthony Martial and the Frenchman’s reaction to the midfielder’s finish summed up Lingard’s form in front of goal right now.
United’s win means they avoid a replay at Pride Park and can therefore embark on some warm weather training with a trip to Dubai in the pipeline.
The Red Devils await Monday’s draw to discover who they will face in the fourth round.