Jesse Lingard shares old photo with Jaap Stam, Fabian Barthez and Phil Neville

by Tanveer Arayan

Jesse Lingard has shared a collection of photos of himself as a boy with former Manchester United trio Fabian Barthez, Phil Neville and Jaap Stam.

Lingard has spent his entire career at Man United having joined the club at the age of seven.

The 23-year-old is not just a player but a fan and it is fantastic to see how much the club means to him. He looked particularly pleased to meet Neville:

Lingard has had to be patient for his opportunity at Old Trafford. He spent time on loan at clubs such as Birmingham and Leicester City and it looked like he was finally going to make the step up to first team affairs last season before an injury kept him out for a length period of time.

This term, Lingard has grabbed the chance given to him by Louis van Gaal with both hands.

Against Manchester City on Sunday, Lingard caused the ‘noisy neighbours’ plenty of problems in the No.10 position and it is clear that his importance to the side is growing. It has been fantastic to see an academy flourish in the first team.

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