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|Manchester United player Jesse Lingard's shirt number proves his remarkable rise
| maxbet Jesse Lingard followed in the footsteps of Manchester United royalty on Monday when pulling on the No.7 shirt for England.The playmaker emulated Old Trafford and Three Lions legends Bryan Robson and David Beckham by wearing the iconic number at a World Cup.
Robson and Beckham also captained their country on the game’s biggest stage - but Gareth Southgate’s decision to hand Lingard the shirt was a measure of his remarkable rise over the past 12 months. The 25-year-old has gone from United fringe player to England starter after an outstanding season for Jose Mourinho’s side.
He scored 14 goals as United recorded their highest Premier League finish since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and silenced doubters who have been so critical of him since he broke through at the club.Southgate was quick to reward him, making him pivotal to his plans in Russia.Speaking about Lingard’s rise in March, the England manager said: “It’s not a surprise for us because he’s a player we’ve believed in from early on with the Under 21s.
“What he’s fulfilling now is converting chances into goals. maxbet “He’s always been a player who has been clever at getting between the lines and finding space.“The difference is converting his ability to finish in training into matches.“We have felt he’s a player who cans score goals, no question.”Robson captained England at the 1986 and 90 World Cups.Beckham took the armband in 2002 and 06.
Lingard is a long way from reaching the heights of those legends for club and country, but he has done enough to win the trust of Mourinho, maxbet who describes as a “naughty but funny guy”.Lingard’s emergence on the international stage has overtaken United teammate Marcus Rashford - who started on the bench against Tunisia on Monday - and saw him represent a clear threat to Dele Alli’s place in the England team.
But Southgate has opted to play them alongside each other ahead of Jordan Henderson in an ultra-attacking formation in the guise of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Barcelona teams.And Lingard says it is a former Barca player who was his idol as he developed his game.