Since time immemorial, Manchester United has been a club which has valued the upbringing of youngsters, giving them a platform to perform fearlessly and blossom in the world of football. Despite the injection of truckloads of cash in the game, their ethics and code of conduct of aiding the young guns haven’t passed into nothingness and time and again, new faces have been emerging from the red half of Manchester.
Jesse Lingard is one of the many names which had surfaced in the recent years. The promising midfielder was entrusted to a severe extent under the reign of Louis Van Gaal for the qualities he possesses. The 24-year-old has been around under the tutelage of José Mourinho as well, and it is reported that he has agreed a contract extension with the Red Devils which shall bind him to the Old Trafford until 2021.
The United academy graduate is unarguably one of the hottest properties in the Premier League and has witnessed his stocks rise rapidly ever since breaking into the Manchester United side (particularly after his delightful strike against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final in May 2016 to win the silverware for his side). The winger is liked by Mourinho and the new contract that he is set to sign implies the manager’s trust on this appreciable asset.
Speaking of attributes, the youngster is an exciting player who never refrains from doing something different to amaze the fans. His ability to steer through the defence with the ball, making those skilful movements, perfectly timing his runs and brilliant pass completion rates in the final third give him so much of appreciation. Although he isn’t huge or daunting in terms of physicality, he deals with the hostility put to cripple him by his quick brain and equally quick feet.
While contributing for the twenty-time league champions, stretching the opponents’ defence has been a key output from him. He runs directly at the full-backs and trusts his pace and creativity to rattle them. Moreover, he possesses killer instincts and creates a decent amount of chances as well. He isn’t a finished product yet, for he needs to maintain his consistency and composure, has to involve himself much more in the creative aspects of the side and contribute defensively as well.
With the age factor on his side, his strides now must be to up the ante and be a world-beater. With the anecdote we have derived from his outings for the Reds, he very well can do something spectacular in his career by living up to the expectations of the manager and the fans. Manchester United’s DNA flows through him, thus, he is likely to achieve great heights, isn’t he?