Jesse Lingard enjoys decent debut for England against Malta

by Sam Peoples

Jesse Lingard enjoyed a fine debut for England in their World Cup qualifier against Malta.

Gareth Southgate gave Lingard the nod to start and while he may have not have grabbed a goal or an assist, he was praised for his overall performance by Southgate and pundits alike.

Here’s what a few Manchester United fans had to say about Lingard’s debut as well:


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That being said, not everybody was seemingly positive about it:



One thing you saw from Lingard against Malta and something which gets overlooked in terms of his performances for Man United as well, is his movement off the ball. For me, that’s something Lingard does very well – whether that is to pull a defender away to make space for himself or dragging one out of position to let a teammate make us of it, Lingard’s spot on with that.

For me, I like Lingard. I think he can be a good squad player for us for a good few years. He isn’t a world beater and nor will he ever be but if we can’t get behind a local lad and support him right through to the end, just like we did with Danny Welbeck, then we’ve lost a bit of our identity as United fans.

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