He was sidelined for the majority of the season but completed his first full 90 minutes since recovering from the injury in Manchester United’s U21s match against Liverpool last week.
The 22-year-old was named in the starting XI to face Fulham’s U21s at Leigh Sports Village this evening but was replaced less than half an hour before kick-off. Reports have suggested that this is because Man United are exploring the option of allowing him to leave on a short-term deal.
A loan would benefit Lingard, who was unfortunate to be out for so long following good performances in United’s pre-season tour. Getting a solid run of games under his belt will boost Lingard’s confidence before he pushes for a place in United’s first team next season.