Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has insisted that he has “not made it yet” despite his impressive form in a red shirt in recent weeks.
Lingard has enjoyed a run in the first-team under Louis van Gaal and he scored his first senior goal for the club in the 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The 22-year-old suffered a long-term injury last season which hampered his progress but he is now starting to flourish at Old Trafford.
However, Lingard himself isn’t getting carried away with his success.
“It definitely gives us a lot of confidence to be playing for Manchester United as a youngster, and, as long as you keep working, you are always going to get your chance,” he said.
“Obviously, I’ve still got to be humble and keep my feet on the ground. I’ve not made it yet. There is a long way to go and I’ve still got to work hard on the training pitch to keep my place in the team.”
For fans, it is superb to see an academy graduate rise through the ranks before securing a place in the first-team. However, Lingard is right in saying that he will need to keep working hard and develop some consistency if he is to keep his spot in the starting XI.