In recent games, Jesse Lingard has found himself as the unlikely hero at Old Trafford with the Englishman taking his tally to 10 goals. United had to rely on Jesse again to gain their first win after 3 draws.
The Englishman has been incredible in front of goal for the faltering Manchester United and Jose Mourinho will be glad that he has been putting faith in the 25-year-old.
Against Leicester City and Burnley, he was called in more times than not to bring balance to the team and add different dimension to the attacking force.
Lingard partnership with Anthony Martial has managed to add speed and decisiveness to the front pairing. Scoring two goals against Burnley having come off the bench to win United a point after the Red Devils found themselves 2 goals down inside the first half.
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Against Everton, it was Lingard who won United the 3 points when they faced the Toffees at Merseyside.
With Lingard on the team, the midfield finds it easy to penetrate through the defenses with his make shift ability to change positions with Martial who has been a revelation this season.
With Lukaku and Ibrahimović both out for at least a month or two, Lingard and many United fans will be hoping that the goals keep coming in and that Jose keeps his faith in the 25-year-old.
Lingard who was viewed by many as a surplus to requirement at United has since managed to change that ideology after netting twice as United defeated Arsenal in that 3-1 drubbing at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United however need to buy wingers who can supply the ball in the box for their strikers. So far, they have had to make use of mainly central attacking midfielders to play in the wings.
But all in all, United still needs to bring in new players and mainly wingers and creative midfielder to support Pogba and Matic and also a striker to deliver given that Lukaku is taking long to get into that United system.
Author: Moses Echodu
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