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Jesse Lingard 2016-17 Performances

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  1. Mar 20, 2017

    manutd7 New Member

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    He's so much better when he gets involved in games and actively pursues the ball. The teams flows so much better when our flair attacking players go in search of the ball and try to make things happen, instead of just passing the ball sideways/backwards. Great stuff from him today. MOM
  2. Mar 20, 2017

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    His counter attacking pace was a real threat today.

    That's 1 bonus of what the 3-4-3 formation can give you, it saves your forwards stamina for actually attacking.

    I think that's why Hazard in particular has flourished with that system, chasing fullbacks was never going to work for him. I would love to see Martial get a try in this formation too, if only we can get a decent ball player from defence.
  3. Mar 20, 2017

    Rossa Full Member

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    He moves really well with the ball. He maintains the speed really well and is just as fast with it as he is without it. He is also really agile and changes direction well. In a sense, he's a less accomplished, albeit slightly faster, version of Mikhi through the middle. He's more useless on the rw.
  4. Mar 20, 2017

    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Could be an important player for us with this fixture congestion. Very impressive yesterday.
  5. Mar 20, 2017

    SirMattBugsby Full Member

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    You're not. LvG agrees with you :D

    I second the opinion that Lingard plays well off the striker (similar to Alli) but a player need not start central for that, it can be done from the wings as well. His position would mostly depend on where the manager needs his other traits, especially his defensive workrate.

    All in all, I consider him great backup for Mkhitaryan's role. We shouldn't even think about selling him. Players like him are the heart and soul of the club.
  6. Mar 20, 2017

    SirMattBugsby Full Member

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    Blind! Not only Daley, but Danny too :)
  7. Mar 20, 2017

    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Agreed. He's developing into a very good player for us.
  8. Mar 20, 2017

    SteveW Full Member

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    Did really well yesterday. Great pace and movement. Cracking goal also
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    Loved that pied piper dance.
  10. Mar 20, 2017

    wythyred Full Member

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    Was class yesterday.

    Use to watch Jesse in the reserves at Moss Lane every week when he was apart of the Pogba,Morrison,Oli Gill team and i knew then he could be a great player for us if he developed properly.

    His movement and understanding of his team mates positioning is brilliant.
  11. Mar 20, 2017

    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    He has shown a number of times that when he plays down the middle he is far better and for some reason is more confident in his pace and dribbling.

    He has done it on the big stage as well against Chelsea and in Wembley a couple of times. He is just wasted out on the wing and looks more accomplished when played in the same role he used to play for the youth/reserve team after being moved more central when players like Morrison and Pogba left.
  12. Mar 20, 2017

    MadMike Full Member

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    He likes to drive with the ball similar to Mkhi and thus he is more suited to the middle than any wing. When you run with the ball, it's always easier to have more of the park and the option to turn left or right. Not to mention you get more shooting opportunities in the middle which is Jesse's strong suit.

    Playing on the wing, things are always a lot more tight there. It's easier for the full back to show you the outside and just mark against you cutting inside. If you have a great cross like KDB then you can worry them, but crossing is not really Lingard's forte. There's also a lot more responsibility to defend on the wings than the #10. Fullbacks today are very attack-minded, to the point they are basically the wide-men of old. While in the middle of the park you find mostly DMs.
  13. Mar 20, 2017

    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    yep with the added bonus that opposition wingers and full backs tend to be faster than their central colleagues which force them to overrun or shrink back and allow more space for the faster players to exploit and take advantage of even if they are not particularly gifted on the ball. Give a player enough time and space at this level and you can make even the most average players look good.
  14. Mar 20, 2017

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Easily MOTM yesterday, menacing going forward, helping out in defense.

    Having Rashford who has the same pace really helped his game. Them two were great yesterday.

    As I said numerous times prior, a very good squad player to have.

    Also one of few that are actually capable to score from outside the box.
  15. Mar 20, 2017

    BAMSOLA Has issues!

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    Yeah, I agree he can definitely move centrally from the wing as he currently does but I think I actually would like to see Mkhitaryan start on the wing (better pace with the ball, closer control) with Jeese starting central and both players occasionally switching positions.

    I definitely agree with not selling him though. Good solid back up, good option off the bench and home grown.
  16. Mar 20, 2017

    vi1lain caf sexpert

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    Think this would be a great option. Mkhi is our most versatile attacking player, and operates well on the wing or centrally.
    Lingard operates best centrally, but he can work well with a fluid attacking line that interchanges positions depending on the play.

    As the fixtures pile up, I'd like to see this used as a squad rotation option especially in EL.
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    This must be the most ridiculous thing anyone has said on this forum and that's saying something
  18. Mar 20, 2017

    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Good man Jesse! Brilliant squad player to have and he's quite clearly very well liked among the team.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    He was rather easily the best attacking player yesterday imo, he's fed Rashford a lot of times in the first half and it's down to Marcus's finishing that Lingard didn't finish the match with at least one assisst.
  20. Mar 20, 2017

    TheSweeper New Member

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    I agree with this too. Obviously we have moved on but if LVG would have stayed another year we would have gone from
    Martial - Rashford - lingard (2nd season)

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    Martial lingard Rashford

    That way he would be playing off both strikers moving in to spaces as they come in.

    This is still how we should play with Mkhitareayn imo
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    SirMattBugsby Full Member

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    Spoken like a true LvG fan..
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    He was brilliant yesterday. Had real energy in midfield which we badly needed. And scored yet another screamer.
  23. Mar 20, 2017

    Jaybomb Full Member

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    Scored in our last three Wembley appearances.

    If he was called Jese Lingardinho, everyone would be drooling over him.
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    And does absolutely nothing in 90% of his matches away from Wembley.

    How that makes him one of our best players ever I'm not quite sure, presumably you have not seen many United matches over the years.
    As for his development, he's 24 and missed some time injured as many players have, the only thing which is immature is his mind.
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    efraim Can't be accused of being a gloryhunter

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    He was amazing vs Middlesborough. Don't know if he found some form or if Middlesborough were shite, those passes to Rashford were class and his goal is something I'd never expect from him. Good player to have, he always seem to score when we desperately need a goal - his goal vs Chelsea last season, our last three Wembley appearances... Seems like a cool guy with a good personality too of what I've seen from his social media posts and chemistry with the players in our team.

    He's not perfect, but he is homegrown and a perfect squad player to have. He works pretty darn hard too.
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    Womp Full Member

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    Although I don't agree with the poster, this kind of bollocks always makes me chuckle. You know him personally to assess his mentality do you? Just because he's young, enjoying life and having some fun doesn't make him immature.
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    AlecHDR Angry, incoherent heterosexual slob

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    Based on what? Anyone can say that anyone else is immature. Means zilch. I think Roy Keane is immature. I equally think that my opinion that Roy Keane is immature means feck all, just like yours of Lingard.
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    lol unbelievable
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    Love Jesse. Met him briefly when he was visiting the children's hospital along with the rest of the lads just after that wonder cross at OT. He'll always be underrated it seems but there you go.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    The only unbelievable thing is him being the worst player to ever play for united.
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    Jaybomb Full Member

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    When its all and done, I reckon there will be a few more legendary moments from him.
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    Jaybomb Full Member

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    Not even close.

    Not even our worst player right now!
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    Ok I give in, he's the best player ever to play for United and also the most mature. If you want to believe this and it makes you stop crying yourselves to sleep because someone nasty doesn't agree with you , then I'm happy for you.
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    Womp Full Member

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    Except no-one said either of those things, you're clutching at straws pal. I simply said you have literally no foot to stand on when it comes to judging someone you don't even know on their maturity. Never mentioned how mature he was cause frankly I don't even give a feck.

    Like I said, I don't even agree that he's our best ever player, it's laughable to me too, but judging someone's maturity on how much fun they have is just as laughable.
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    But you watch him presumably and think he's a good player . Hmm. His antics are criticised all over the place not just by me. However, that does not bother me as I've said in the past, he can play with a dummy and a rattle if he wants but just be good more often than being poor. And yes people did say those things.
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    edcunited1878 Full Member

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    Jesse Lingard...match winner...again. Took to his task wonderfully and again showed his ability to do a job for Jose.
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    Womp Full Member

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    He's not good enough to be a starter for us but he's more than good enough to be a squad player for us. He does a job when called upon. You can't have a whole squad of superstars, egos would clash, they'd get upset they're not getting enough game time, would mess with the wage bill etc.
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    Android1974 New Member

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    Seems he can be as deadly as Mkhitaryan in counterattack with space through the middle, combining with Rashford. Wouldn't surprise me if he started Anderlecht away, for instance.
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    I don't disagree with most of what you say, no, not all the players can be superstars, and no he shouldn't be a regular starter for us but he has been a regular starter for us especially under LvG and in the first part of this season, mainly due to the problems experienced with Martial and Mkhi.

    If most of the forwards are fit and available and with a probable new signing in the summer amongst the forwards, where is he going to be in the pecking order next season - is he going to be playing as much as he has, he shouldn't be. He hasn't started since early January in the league. Remember at the start of the season he said himself he was aiming at 10 goals this season, what does he expect to do next season. Sorry but the most of his performances have been poor and if we really expect to be challenging for the league next season he'll be lucky to make a match-day squad.
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