Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Confidence Is Key for Wembley Hero

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Confidence Is Key for Wembley Hero

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UNITED forward Jesse Lingard has revealed the key to his recent success - his growing confidence.

The 23-year-old scored a brilliant goal against Leicester in the Community Shield at Wembley, less than three months after hitting the winner in the FA Cup final.

The United academy graduate cemented his place in the first-team squad last season under Louis van Gaal and will hope to build on his progress with new manager Jose Mourinho this term.

Speaking to United's official magazine Inside United, he opened up about his hopes for the season and was asked to define the biggest thing he learned about himself over the last year. Lingard said: "I think confidence. After a few games, if you're not scoring, your confidence can drop a bit but the players around me were great at helping me keeping that confidence up. …

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