Fans react on Twitter to Manchester United's Jesse Lingard's assist for England under-21s

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Manchester United's Jesse Lingard took just minutes to provide an assist for England's under-21 side.

Young Jesse Lingard is having quite a season, which began with top scoring on Manchester United's pre-season tour.

He then scored an incredible four goals on his debut for loan side Birmingham City, and has gone onto score a further goal and provide two assists in the following games.

The 20-year-old has subsequently found himself called up into the England under-21 side by Gareth Southgate, and came off the bench to win his third cap against Finland's under-21s on Thursday evening.

Manchester United fans will no doubt have had their focus on winger Wilfried Zaha, but it was certainly Lingard who had everybody abuzz after his late cameo.

He came off the bench with minutes to go for former United youngster Ravel Morrison, but was able to make a telling impact in the 3-0 win, with a pinpoint pass to striker Saido Berahino of West Brom to score his second of the game.

Supporters of all clubs were taken with his brief display, as you can see from the reaction captured via Twitter below...

He was not the only United player to make an impact in the match, with defender Michael Keane of Manchester United scoring England's opening goal.

He rose highest in the first half to head home from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick. Keane has been tipped to go out on loan, having spent time at Leicester last season but remains a regular at United in their under-21 side.

He can't have done himself any harm at all in terms of finding a loan club in the New Year, while we wonder if Lingard - scorer of the club's first ever goal under David Moyes' management, is giving his manager reason to consider recalling him.

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