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Lingard: I’m hungry for more goals


Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has been grateful for the chances he gets in a more central role than what he used to play in earlier, as he is scoring goals and creating chances for Jose Mourinho’s side

According to GOAL, the England international has been used in a more central role by Jose Mourinho at times this season, and he believes he can contribute in that post.

The 25-year-old star has originally been deployed as a winger, since making the breakthrough at Old Trafford. He has, however, been moved inside by Jose Mourinho at times this season, with the absence and loss of form from others opening the door to a No. 10 berth, GOAL continues.

Lingard has been able to help his side more, by creating more chances and just making more of an impact overall, due to the position he has been playing in. He now has seven goals in total this season, after scoring a crucial goal against West Brom in United’s 2-1 victory.

“Obviously playing further forward you are going to get more goals and create chances also, so to play there with Romelu [Lukaku] means we are getting that understanding now and chipping in [with goals] together,” Lingard told reporters.

“I played there when I was younger and, when I got into the reserves, I played more on the left or the right for my development, but eventually moved inside again.”

The Red Devils star added: “I think playing centrally you get on the ball a lot more and you can make things happen more and you can obviously play closer to the main striker and feed off him.”

“I’m hungry for more goals and any way I can help the team – assists, goals – and to win the game is the most important thing,” the 25-year-old attacker stated.