Manchester United have been giving plenty of playing time to the young Jesse Lingard over the last few weeks, and the Warrington-born winger has certainly been repaying that faith by putting in some superb performances on either flank.
The 22-year old scored his first goal at the weekend, as he netted the opener in a 2-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion. However it could have all been very different…
According to the Spanish media outlet Marca, several clubs were interested in taking Lingard on loan, and Louis van Gaal was seriously considering letting him leave for a season.
Eventually the Iron Tulip decided to reject all offers and give him some regular playing time in the first-team fold, and what a great idea that has turned out to be.
He offers United something different, and he’s one of the few members of the current squad that has a bit of pace to burn, as well as not being afraid to have a go at his man.