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Five talking points from Astana 2-1 Manchester United

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Lingard’s first game as captain

Solskjaer’s decision to name Lingard as the captain raised a few eyebrows.

But the 26-year-old had a decent outing and scored his first goal since away to Arsenal in the Premier League in January. He seemed to relish the extra responsibility as well by encouraging the youngsters forward.

Now Lingard will hope he’s done enough to convince Solskjaer of starting him against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Although the United coach may opt to stick with the same line-up, that’s won five of it’s last seven games.