Jesse Lingard made yet another impact for the Manchester United under-21’s recently. The talented forward bagged the only goal in a win against Sunderland on Monday night - and under-21 boss Warren Joyce could only gush about the superb talent:
“Jesse has been different class. His attitude has been great, to come back from starring out on loan to playing Under-21 games that he was doing three years ago and also starring in. He still does the right things all the time. His work-rate was phenomenal and his decision-making was good plus it was a great goal for the boy again."
The 21-year-old made an immediate impact after joining up with Birmingham City. On his debut v Sheffield Wednesday he bagged FOUR goals in one game - and went on to score six goals in 13 games - with a knee injury hampering somewhat midway through his spell in the Midlands.
Lingard was always earmarked for success this season after he stood out on the clubs pre-season tour. United were disappointing in Asia, but Lingard was a shining light - bagging four goals in as many matches.
Back then he stated how he wanted to break into the first-team at United - and avoid more loan deals, prior to the Birmingham deal this is what he said:
"Usually they send you out on loan, then you come back and then go out on loan again. Hopefully I can skip the loan stage this time and break straight through."
Unfortunately, his hopes are not coming true on that one.
Lingard has been loaned out once again - this time joining Brighton and Hove Albion until the end of the season.
Speaking of the deal Brighton boss Oscar Garcia stated:
"We are delighted we have finally secured Jesse until the end of the season. He is one of the most exciting young English strikers and has already created a lot of interest following his successful loan spell at Birmingham City earlier this season. We are very grateful to David Moyes and all those at Manchester United for allowing him to come to us here at Brighton & Hove Albion."
Now he has the tough task of helping Brighton haul themselves back into the playoff places and fight for promotion to the Premier League.
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