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‘Man Utd is in my blood!’ – Lingard pledges loyalty to United

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Jesse Lingard suggests he is ready to fight for his place in the Manchester United team as he opens op on his deep affection for the club.

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard was on target as they beat LASK Linz 2-1 in the second leg of the Europa League Last 16 round.

Last night’s strike means Lingard has now scored in each of his last two matches. He also grabbed a late goal in the final Premier League matchday to help his side secure Champions League qualification.

The midfielder has been in good form lately, but this has not been the case for him for the most part this season. He has struggled for consistency and, hence, has been in and out of the team.

But the 27-year old is not disheartened by having lost his place in his boyhood team. Instead, he is hoping to win the trust of his manager as he admits to having gained new confidence after scoring recently.

“Of course, you take confidence from goals. I wanted to add goals this season and I started and scored. So hopefully, now I can carry on throughout the rest of this competition,” Lingard told after the match, speaking to BT Sport.

“When you’re not in the right mental state, football takes your mind away from everything.

“I love playing football, enjoy football and, of course, Man Utd is in my blood. I love playing for the club.”