Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has told the club’s official website he wants to add more goals to his game after settling into the first-team.
The 23-year-old forward has found regular football under manager Louis van Gaal this season despite his tender age, with the experienced Dutch boss unfazed by utilising younger squad members in his starting line-ups.
Lingard has regularly been selected on the right flank of an attacking four this term, however, the England under-21 international has been moved to a more central role in recent weeks.
His position at No.10, usually held by Spain international Juan Mata, has coincided with a return to form for the Red Devils, with the Old Trafford club picking up two wins and a draw over Everton, West Ham and Liverpool respectively.
The ex-Derby County loanee has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the Theatre of Dreams this year, making 18 Premier League appearances and scoring four goals.
Despite vying for one of the limited attacking slots with Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Mata and Memphis Depay, Lingard is hoping to add goals to his game in order to cement his place in Van Gaal’s long-term plans.
“I think you play with more confidence because it builds up. I’ve played most games this season anyway, so my confidence is there, it’s just about performing on the pitch,” he told ManUtd.com.
“I’d like to add more goals, obviously they’re going to come because it’s still my first season in the Premier League. I am still adapting and getting used to it. Hopefully, I can kick on stronger next season as well.”