Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bit of Luk Has Made Lingard a Scoring Sensation

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bit of Luk Has Made Lingard a Scoring Sensation

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JESSE Lingard believes Jose Mourinho's decision to move him closer to Romelu Lukaku has sparked his goalscoring form.

The 25-year-old has netted an impressive five goals in December, taking his tally to nine for the season.

His Boxing Day brace rescued United against Burnley after Lingard missed an open goal in last week's stalemate at Leicester.

Manager Jose Mourinho has mainly deployed Lingard on the right flank since arriving at Old Trafford, but over recent games he has played further inside.

The Warrington-born midfielder believes that switch has made him more of a goalscoring threat.

He told MUTV: "This role, further inside, allows me to be closer to the striker, to get in the box, create more things and obviously have more shots at goal. …

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