Jesse Lingard: We want to win the title at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Jesse Lingard has been discussing his goals for next season at Manchester United, stating that the side’s focus is on winning the Premier League title.

The 23-year-old broke into the first-team last season and impressed many with a series of energetic, disciplined displays, making 40 appearances in all competitions.

Lingard further announced himself to the world with a sublime solo effort against Leicester City in the Community Shield, slaloming past four defenders before cooly swiping home.

Speaking to MUTV, the Englishman expressed his desire to maintain his impressive spell in the first team.

“There was always that aura about Old Trafford and playing in front of the fans in a massive stadium, which I used to think about,” he said.

“As a younger player, your first few games are always going to be nervy but my confidence grew the more I played there.

“We want to be in the Champions League, of course, but our focus is on the title.

“My aim is to score over 10 goals and win at least two trophies. That would be a good season!”

Having joined the club 16 years ago, Lingard – despite only breaking into the first team last November – is Man United’s longest serving player.

The Warrington born winger has lived and breathed United for as long as he can remember, just like the thousands who descend upon Old Trafford every other Saturday, and it shows in the way he conducts himself on the pitch: unyielding in dedication, furiously charging across the surface like an angry whippet, clearly knowledgeable of what playing for this club really means.

Under Jose Mourinho, that attitude can reap devastating results. The early stages of Lingard’s time in the first team are now over; now is the time for the 23-year-old to make a serious impact on this United side.

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