Jesse Lingard scored his first Manchester United goal on Saturday as the Red Devils beat West Brom at home 2-0 and Jesse was a player we were after in the summer and Steve McClaren knows all about him after he was on loan at Derby County earlier this year.
Jesse Lingard after scoring on Saturday
There were a number of reports over the summer that Steve McClaren wanted to bring Jesse to Newcastle and it could be that he’s a target of ours in the upcoming January transfer window.
The Chronicle last week reported that the head coach at Newcastle wanted a center-back, striker and winger brought in during the January transfer window – and English players who can quickly produce at Newcastle are hopefully a priority in Jnauary.
Lingard came through the Manchester United Youth Academy, and was part of the side that won the 2010–2011 FA Youth Cup, when they beat Sheffield United 6-2 in the two-legged final.
He has been on loan to Leicester City, Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion over the last three years, as well as being on loan earlier this year at Derby County.
He has played for the Manchester United first team seven times this season and eight times in all, and last season at Derby he played 15 times with two goals.
But it could be that Louis van Gaal has seen Lingard’s potential this seoasn and we could have missed out on our chance to sign 22 year-old Jesse last summer.
Lingard has played for the England U17 team and 11 times for the England U21 side with two goals and was in the England squad for the European Championships in the Czech Republic earlier in the summer.
He would be an excellent signing for us – if the Red Devils would be willing to sell him in January.
What do you think?