Manchester United have been give some precious game time to Jesse Lingard over the last month or so, and the 22-year old has certainly taken his chance with both hands – playing a massive part for the club.
The United winger has been given a huge confidence booster by former Manchester United first-team coach, Rene Meulensteen.
“I see him as the English version of Iniesta.” Meulensteen began. “He has still got a long way to go but that is the sort of player I see in him.”
This is certainly high praise indeed. Meulensteen is one of the finest coaches we’ve had at Old Trafford, and he definitely knows what he is talking about.
However comparing him to a player of Andres Iniesta’s stature and calibre may be a bit premature. He’s only 22 and has just a handful of games under his belt for Manchester United. So lets not heap too much pressure on him just yet.