Jesse Lingard is excited at the opportunity handed to him by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United boss has handed Jesse Lingard the captain band ahead of tonight clash with Kazakhstan side Astana FC.
Manchester United have already secured a spot in the next round of the competition, a position that spurred OGS selection of fringes player for tonight clash. Lingard will be leading the pack and has explained his excitement at such an opportunity.
“It’s a great honor to be captain and great to be leading the lads. I know them inside-out. They train with us pretty much every day, so you see the talent every day” he told United TV
” I said at the start of the season that I’d like to be more of a leader-type, on and off the field, being one of the more senior players in the squad, so it’s a perfect time to show that” he said.
Lingard will be hoping he ends is over 10 months goal-scoring hoes tonight, the 26-year-old last goal in a competitive game happened during a FA Cup clash with Arsenal in January.