Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jesse's Sights on Being Perfect 10

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jesse's Sights on Being Perfect 10

Article excerpt

JESSE Lingard wants to convince Jose Mourinho he can become United's long-term answer at No.10.

And ahead of a summer when the iconic shirt is set to become available, the England international will be among the leading contenders to fill it.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expect to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season - meaning one of the club's most famous shirts will become vacant.

Lingard's outstanding form - scoring 13 goals and silencing his critics - has done his chances of winning it no harm.

The 25-year-old insists his only focus is to cement his place in Mourinho's plans, but it is clear where he believes he can be most effective to United.

"I like No.10," said Lingard. "I have played there a lot this season, but I don't mind playing any position that the manager wants. …

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