|Birthdate:||15 Dec 1992|
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|Joined United:||01 Jul 2009|
Warrington-born Jesse Lingard has progressed through the ranks with United after being treated patiently by the coaches.
The forward has made rapid progress and has matured physically, enabling him to make a real impact at Reserves level. Indeed, in pre-season for the 2011/2012, he weighed in with a number of goals and proved he could handle the step up from Academy football.
After helping Paul McGuinness’ side win the FA Youth Cup in 2011, the livewire youngster is catching the eye – whether playing on the flanks or in his preferred central role, just behind the striker.
Clearly a bright future beckons for somebody who was handed a first-team shirt number during the 2011/12 campaign for both the Barclays Premier League and Champions League.
Indeed, he was on a three-man shortlist for the Reserves’ Player of the Year award in recognition for his efforts over the campaign as he contributed nine goals. A clever and assured finisher, he is capable of mixing the spectacular finish with clinical, well-placed shots, he causes problems for defenders with his direct running.
A hard worker who always tracks back for the team, it’s likely he will be heading out on loan in the 2012/2013 season – although there could be a chance he makes the squad for the pre-season tour.