Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal made a bold decision in his first ever competitive game as Manchester United manager – starting Jesse Lingard against Swansea City over a year ago. Unfortunately his game was cut short due to injury, but now, a year later, he is making an impression once again.
“My chance didn’t come for three months, so I had to be patient. I was in the stands for a few games so I had to work hard in training and I’ve got my rewards,” Lingard told ManUtd.com.
“Now I need to be consistent with my performances as I know the manager likes that from his players. If I can carry on like this then that will obviously be great for me.”
There is absolutely nothing better than watching academy products succeed at the highest level for Manchester United, and Jesse Lingard has been a revelation for the club over the last few weeks.
His pace, directness and all-round positivity has certainly got United playing better football almost single-handedly, and its great to see the manager repay that faith in the 22-year old.