Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lingard Success Set to Run, and Run, and Run!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lingard Success Set to Run, and Run, and Run!

Article excerpt

IT has been a special season for sprint king Jesse Lingard.

The England international has already scored 12 goals - more than in his previous two seasons combined - and is an early front runner for United's Player of the Year award.

Those critics who questioned the wisdom of giving Lingard, 25, a new £100,000-a-week contract in April have long been silenced and it is not just his goals and assists which have caught the eye.

Lingard constantly opens up space for his team-mates with his selfless running.

The midfielder enlisted the help of personal trainer Wayne Richardson to give him a headstart before the squad even returned for their tour of the U.S.

last summer - and his athleticism is reflected in his running statistics. …

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