Jesse Lingard from the Manchester United football club gestures after scoring the first goal during the tour match against the Foxtel A-league Allstars in Sydney on July 20, 2013. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD


Lingard eyes big future at Old Trafford

Cape Town – Manchester United and England U21 international Jesse Lingard is determined to prove his worth at Manchester United.Lingard suffered a serious knee injury just as he was breaking in to Louis van Gaal’s first team this past season and is currently on duty for England at the European Under-21 Championship.Lingard rescued the Young Lions when he scored the winner against Sweden and is eyeing a big future with his current club.

“I’ll see what the boss says when I get back.” theManchester United website reports.
“I’ve always wanted to play for Manchester United and that’s still my ambition. I was unlucky to get injured at the start of last season and I’ll never know where I would be now if I hadn’t got that injury.

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“Scoring goals like this can only help. It gets your profile up and other teams see you as well as Manchester United. It can only be good for me. I kept in contact with Louis van Gaal last season and spoke to the Under-21s manager [Warren Joyce] a lot. He was guiding me and giving me confidence.”

Lingard was handed his senior debut for United’s opening match of the 2014/15 season.



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