Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard admits he is looking to improve his form in front of goal after netting the winner against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
The England international watched on as Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring but he was on the scoresheet minutes later after his strike deflected past goalkeeper Ben Foster. Although Gareth Barry pulled a goal back, United hung on and got another three points as they kept hold of second place in the Premier League. Lingard’s strike was his seventh of the season and the 25-year-old insists he is enjoying his role in the centre of the park. Lingard believes he can have more of an impact and he is now hoping to find the net on a more consistent basis.
He told the club’s official website: “Obviously playing further forward you are going to get more goals and create chances also, so to play there with Romelu [Lukaku] means we are getting that understanding now and chipping in [with goals] together. “I [played there] when I was younger and, when I got into the Reserves side, I played more on the left or the right for my development, but eventually moved inside again.
“I think [playing centrally] you get on the ball a lot more and you can make things happen more and you can obviously play closer to the main striker and feed off him. “I’m hungry for more goals and any way I can help the team – assists, goals – and to win the game is the most important thing.”
United will take on Leicester on Saturday and you can back them to win to nil at odds of 2.75.