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Name Jesse Lingard
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
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Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Manchester United

Relationship

Teammate Paul Pogba
  Marcus Rashford
  Ander Herrera
  Anthony Martial

2017 11 29 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard explains his bizarre goal celebration vs Watford] I think, in sport, you’ve just got to do what makes you happy. Obviously, I enjoyed the moment and, when you score, it is a big thing so you’ve got to take it in your stride. No, I’m not really [aware that fans don’t like it].

2018 01 01 Retrieve

[Manchester United star Jesse Lingard reveals secret to goalscoring run after Everton win] I’ve been pushing myself to get as many goals as I can this season. Playing on the left the boss has given me licence to cut inside. We’re only halfway through the season and we have to have a winning mentality

2018 12 07 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard on Manchester United attacking dynamism] It was good. It was good. We played close together and I think that is very important – when one gets the ball, the other two make the movement, with one coming close and the other running in behind. We had a really good understanding. I think, off the pitch, obviously me and Marcus Rashford are very close and, of course, that helps on the pitch with communication

2019 01 26 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard talks about his relationship with his grandfather] From that day, when I joined the academy, it kind of became our dream, you know? You don’t get there alone, I don’t care who you are. You need people to back you. And he backed me every single day

2020 03 27 Retrieve

[Lingard lifts lid on self-isolation] We have a WhatsApp group with the fitness coach. He’s giving us daily fitness plans to do all week, so we’re all keeping active. We’re in contact with the manager and the coaching staff, seeing how they’re getting on, so we’re still a tight-knit group

I’ve been in the kitchen more than I’m used to. I’ve not really cooked throughout my years so now is the perfect time to get into it a bit more

[Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young are among those to have left United for Serie A giants Inter] I speak to Ash quite regularly on FaceTime. He’s with his family, keeping fit and staying active. I spoke to Rom, he’s doing the same. We have to come together in these hard times

2020 04 26 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard, who had loan spells at Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton and Derby, has some advice for the next crop of stars coming through] Believe in yourself, in your own ability. For me, I was always small, when I was in the Under-18s I played most Under-16s games because a lot of people were bigger than me, but it didn’t faze me. I always worked hard, I always stayed behind, always did the right thing

I think it’s just working hard, and sticking to the plan but, sometimes you go off course. I went on loan, I had to battle there and fight for my place when I came back to United. I got injured on my debut so I was out for six months, so I have had a lot of setbacks but if you keep fighting, work hard and keep believing, your dreams will come true

2020 04 28 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard admits he has encountered his share of setbacks at Manchester United] I was always small, when I was in the Under-18s I played most Under-16s games because a lot of people were bigger than me, but it didn’t faze me. I always worked hard, I always stayed behind, always did the right thing. I think it’s just working hard, and sticking to the plan but, sometimes you go off course. I went on loan, I had to battle there and fight for my place when I came back to United. I got injured on my debut so I was out for six months, so I have had a lot of setbacks but if you keep fighting, work hard and keep believing, your dreams will come true. It’s the biggest club in the world so it’s tough to start at the bottom and work your way up. There’s a lot of obstacles on the way, a lot of highs and lows, but when you finally get to the end you’re playing for the first team week in, week out, you cherish every moment that you’ve been through

2020 05 16 Retrieve

[Lingard: Man Utd can keep up momentum of 11-match unbeaten run when football returns] I feel like we can. I’ve spoken to a lot of the lads and everyone is training hard. We’re all on the same training programme and we’re all ready and waiting to go. It’s a slow process. We’ve got to keep ticking over and maintain our fitness so when we do go back we can get off to a flying start and pick up where we left off.

I think it’s about taking the right steps and the right procedures, just to make sure that everyone is safe. We need to go back when it’s safe. Obviously, everyone is missing football. It’s been a long time and I know a lot of people are getting agitated. It’s about following the right protocol and making sure everyone is healthy and safe

2020 05 18 Retrieve

[Lingard looked to model game on Messi & Beckham when making Man Utd breakthrough] I used to watch the likes of Ronaldinho, [Andres] Iniesta and [Lionel] Messi. But obviously coming through the club, I used to watch Ryan Giggs, Scholesy, Becks, Nicky Butt, the Nevilles, the Class of ‘92. I used to watch all the videos of them seasons at home so I had a really good understanding of how they played. They were all British players and they reached the top and won trophies, so it was really inspiring for me to look at that at a young age and I thought ‘I’m young, but eventually I’ll be in their position and I want to know how they do it’. So I’d say the Class of ‘92 were an inspiration for me at that young age

Obviously you watch players and try and take something from their game to yours. Each player individually has their own talent and ability. You can watch players and take different elements of people’s game and try and add them into yours. Sometimes I watch Messi off the ball and see how sharp he is

2020 05 18b Retrieve

[Lingard admits to lows at Manchester United but believes in long-term trophy vision] The main thing is to concentrate on the game, to get the win. That’s the most important thing. I just think of all the lows that I’ve had, I’m here now, coming onto the pitch and doing what I love doing best. I love playing football and I’m at Man United, so you try and be positive in that aspect and your family are there watching. You’ve just got to go out there and enjoy it, take the positives

I think when I was coming through, the history of the club stuck out a lot to me. The amount of trophies that had been won over the years was so inspiring. As a young lad coming through at that time, you can see the success, you know it’s there and you can’t wait to work hard to get into their shoes and be winning trophies as well. We go through different stages of life where things change, managers come in and life transitions but as a club we have that backing behind us. We do have that never-say-die attitude. We have that hunger to win

2020 05 24 Retrieve

[Lingard compares Ibrahimovic at Manchester United to Michael Jordan] I think it’s very inspiring and there’s a lot of different personalities in the team like [Dennis] Rodman, [Scottie] Pippen, Michael Jordan but they all come together on a day and to get the job done. It was really inspiring to see the work ethic from Jordan to make his teammates become the best and it paid off in the end. It was a really inspiring story

I have to say Zlatan. As soon as he came to Man Utd you could feel that aura around him. He had that winning mentality and that drove us, motivated us to win many trophies. Not many people have had that effect. He had that raw winning mentality; he’d played at big clubs before and had that winning mentality. He came to Man Utd and said he wanted to win trophies. At that time, I was a young player, Marcus Rashford was young. As soon as we won that first trophy it made us hungry for more, so I’d say he brought that winning factor and winning mentality to the team.

I couldn’t wait to get back to football but since being back it’s been great. At the moment we’re currently training in groups with specific time slots and it’s been good just to get my boots on and back on the grass with the balls and around my teammates and coaches. If it wasn’t a safe environment then we wouldn’t be training, but we follow the right protocols, we get tested every two days and we keep our distance when group training as well. At the moment we’re taking everything so steady and we’re waiting on the government to give the green light for the next step but none of the players would be there if we didn’t feel it was safe

2020 05 28 Retrieve

[Lingard hoping for ‘fresh start’ at Man Utd when Premier League resumes] Obviously to finish the season. You know I wanted to go back in fitter, sharper than last season to play every game. I’ve kind of forgot about last season, we move forward and even though the season’s not finished, I feel like it’s another little fresh start. Finishing a season, it feels like a mini-season for me, so to go back in, like I say, flying from the get-go, in which I feel good and then, obviously, for next season to just carry on. I have the right attitude, I have the right desire, I have the right hunger to win games to play for United to obviously win trophies which is one of the most important things. I think we can get there, we all need to push each other to new heights, day in, day out in training. So I don’t see why we can’t take it into the game too. But trophies are the main thing and individual targets like goals and assists, I have a lot else that I target before the season because I do that anyway but last season, for some reason I didn’t set any targets. My mind wasn’t there, I wasn’t really pushing myself. It felt like it weren’t me. You feel like when you watch yourself you’re like ‘that’s not Jesse.’ I know who I am and my family know who I am, I know how I play and, like I say, I didn’t really push myself last season. So this season I’m gonna have targets, I’m gonna have goals that I need to hit, individually and as a team as well

2020 06 04 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard has lauded the potential of Manchester United teenager Mason Greenwood,] He knows the game of football, he shoots right to left foot. Still to this day I don’t know what foot he is! He can score free-kicks with his left, take corners with his right. When he has been given the opportunity, he shows what he can do. It doesn’t matter about age, as long as you can perform on the day, and do the job for the team, you’ll be in the team. He is learning at a rapid rate at the moment

Mason, he is a cheeky chappy. He is a good lad, holds his own in the changing room, holds his banter

2020 06 05 Retrieve

[Jesse Lingard says Pogba’s the complete player & a Man Utd leader] I grew up with Paul and when he first came you could see the technical ability that he possessed at such a young age. He’s gone on to win the World Cup and many trophies with Juventus and us. He’s the all-round player, the complete player. He’s always positive and has a good energy off the field. He’s humble and one of the best guys you could meet. He’s always positive in the dressing room and picks the lads up when they’re down. That shows on the field as well. It’s hard for the lads to get the ball off him because he’s so strong. He’s become the leader-type and has taken on that responsibility really well

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Lingard has a point to prove with Manchester United opportunities running out] I wanted to go back in fitter, sharper, than last season, to play every game. I’ve kind of forgotten about last season, we move forward. And even though the season’s not finished, I feel like it’s another little fresh start. Finishing the season, it feels like a mini-season for me, to go back in flying from the get-go and then next season just carry on