Date: 1st August 2013 at 7:38pm
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Jesse Lingard

The pre season tour saw some impressive displays from a number of players but none more so than the youngsters Wilfried Zaha, Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard.

The trio stole the show from their older counterparts and have understandably been hailed by the manager and their peers.

Whilst the Zaha and Januzaj have seen more of the spotlight, it appears it is Lingard that has tongues at United wagging. The diminutive forward impressed last season for Warren Joyce’s u21 side as they won the inaugural u21 Premier League and carried this on for David Moyes in Asia and Australia with a number of impressive showings and goals.

Asked about how the youngsters did on the tour, Rio Ferdinand told Andy Mitten:

“If I was going to hang my hat on a young player being a Man United player then Jesse would be the one. He’s got everything. For me Jesse could be a top, top player. He’s not one of the first young players who you look at for flashy pieces of skill, but his understanding of the game, of where to run, where to take the ball and his desire and application in training… he looks like a Manchester United player to me.”

And it isn’t just Rio that has been impressed by Jesse as Peter Schmeichel has also taken a shine to Lingard. Speaking to ManUtd.Com, the Great Dane said of the 19 year old:

“David Moyes will be pleased in the way that some players have grasped their opportunity, I’m thinking about Jesse Lingard who is coming home from the tour as top goalscorer.

“He had a very brief stay at Leicester and it didn’t really come off for him but he played for the Reserves again and was the best player in the Reserves squad. Maybe – just maybe – this is his opportunity and this is his year. It’s very interesting and, again, something for David to make a decision about.”

With such ringing endorsements from 2 huge United stars, Lingard’s confidence will undoubtedly be sky high. Moyes has also spoken highly of him so he will be looking to take any opportunities that arise this season.


12 responses to “The Youngster That Has United Stars Excited”

  1. Ani says:

    Give the three young stars- Zaha,Lingaard,& Janu enough playing time this season,the sky is the limit for them & ManUtd.

  2. Abubakar BAUCHI says:

    Quite amazing performance by the three young chaps.

  3. Justice says:

    give januzaj a chance

  4. elhair says:

    It was against a bunch of part timers. Interesting to see them against Prem teams. But, they will go back into the reserves (except Zaha). We always have promising youngsters but nothing has come really good since Eric Harrison left.

    • Shyam says:

      I think that was where you are wrong. No major football playing nation have any part-time football players anymore. That era is long gone. The global broadcast of the major games and birth of internet has helped every other kid reach to see the big players. You can see that improvement in major international tournaments where lesser nations are coming up trumps. UAE in Olympics. Iraq in U-21s…Pre-season games against teams who are currently in midst of their season are not going to be walk overs anymore.

      • Chudi says:

        That’s the long and short of it Shyam, may not have been top top opposition but were people expecting them to face Barca and Bayern?

        For where they are in their development, the level of opposition and the fitness of themselves compared to the oppo they did brilliantly.

        Nonsense comment from Elhair

    • Pete says:

      That’s rubbish elhair, can’t be arsed with you, watch this space!

  5. dj says:

    i think moyes shud give those three youngsters a chance dis season and shud bring bruno gomes to O.T

  6. Lucky Boaz says:

    Give those young lads enough playing time. Hwver, moyes should integrate them with an experienced creative midfielder like Luka Modric.

  7. diamond says:

    Januzaj will be a super mid field player juz trust him regardless of his age in less than 2 or 3 seasons he will be on a class of his own, i swear down moyes plz give these 3 boys a chance to shine they re super good players