Ten things you didn’t know about Jesse Lingard
Manchester United aren’t quite flying on all cylinders, which can be said for all of the years since the great Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, but at least they still know how to develop a decent young player.
Jesse Lingard is one of the latest youngsters to rise through Manchester United’s academy and into the first-team, showing that you don’t always need to spend big on a new player as he ousted a hapless £25m signing Memphis Depay out of the starting line-up last season.
Since then, Lingard has developed into a crucial player for Manchester United, notching up five Premier League starts this season, and has also pushed his way into the England squad, making his debut in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Malta last month.
Set to be a future hero for Manchester United, here are ten things you may not know about the Red Devils’ academy graduate…