Jesse Lingard: Why can’t me and Dele Alli play together?

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has insisted he and Tottenham’s Dele Alli can play together for England’s senior international side.

The pair will lead their nation to the World Cup in Russia with their being high hopes placed on a young, exciting team.

Lingard and Alli’s form has seen a debate start about which player Gareth Southgate should pick in the starting line-up but the former insists things don’t have to be that way.

Both players are known for their versatility with the United man capable of playing in any of the three positions in behind the striker as well as in midfield while the Spurs player can feature in attacking midfield and in deeper positions.

Southgate though may feel the need to play either one of them in order to spark a competitiveness between them but supporters won’t know until the competitions begin.

According to FourFourTwo, Jesse said: “I don’t see why we [Dele Alli] couldn’t play together. The players we have bring different skills to the team and we can all play together.

“The player in form is going to show his capabilities on a matchday. There’s still a lot of work to do. You’ve got to train hard at an England camp, impress the manager and plant a seed in his head.

“When we get together with England we’re team-mates, and we have to make sure we get the job done. This is a tightly knit group, so I think our togetherness will pull us through.”

Dele was once linked with a move to the Red Devils himself but it appears for the time being he’s not necessarily needed or being chased after by Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager was won over by Jesse Lingard‘s incredible purple patch of form that saw him grab a goal almost every game for a short while.

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