Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lingard Bulks Up in Bid to Impress New Boss Jose

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lingard Bulks Up in Bid to Impress New Boss Jose

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JESSE Lingard has embarked on an intensive three-day fitness course as he attempts to retain his place in the United first-team.

Lingard headed back to Carrington this week with a personal trainer and has gained more muscle mass ahead of pre-season training next week.

United players are due to return to their training base on July 1 for testing before officially reporting for their first sessions with Jose Mourinho on July 6 and 7 - but Lingard has enjoyed a head start.

The 23-year-old even endured a late night training session at United's Carrington training complex as he prepares for more competition in the Reds' attack.

The club is expected to complete the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan over the next week and the Borussia Dortmund forward enjoyed a fruitful season operating in the right wing role Lingard usually occupied for United. …

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