Jesse Lingard returns to training with Manchester United following injury

by Leo Nieboer

Jesse Lingard has returned to training following an injury sustained during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Community Shield.

Lingard generated an instant impact against the champions, scoring a wonderful solo-goal just before the half-time whistle.

He was unfortunately forced off after an hour with an ankle problem, consequently missing out on wins over AFC Bournemouth and Southampton.

The winger confirmed through social media that he was back in training ahead of Man United’s game against Hull on Saturday, captioning a photo of him training with: “Good to be back training with the lads after my injury.”

Lingard often doesn’t receive the praise he deserves, mainly due to the fact that he is not what you would label as a ‘conventional winger’. He may not specialise in crossing or sprinting past defenders, but Lingard offers a crucial dynamic: his game is hallmarked by raw energy and discipline.

Whilst Anthony Martial draws the “oohs” and “aahs” with his unstoppable dribbling, the 23-year-old acts as an important factor when it comes to maintaining an overall tempo to the game, such is his ability to charge around the pitch for 90 minutes without dropping in tenacity.

United fans will be hoping the Englishman remains injury free this season and builds on what was a groundbreaking campaign last year.

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