Jesse Lingard says it feels “good to actually be back and feel myself again” as the Manchester United attacking midfielder bids to return to his best.
But Lingard has regained his form and place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at a key part of the season.
Fresh from shining in the defeat of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham – his first Premier League start in two months – he was part of the thrilling United attack that ran amok in Saturday’s shock 2-1 triumph at Manchester City.
“I’ve known Scott’s ability from young, growing up with him,” Lingard said.
“When it was his time to shine, he rose to the occasion and he’s been a real rock for us in midfield.
“I feel secure, we all feel secure as a team, when we’re pressing because you know you’ve got Scott behind.”
:: Jesse Lingard surprised StreetGames players in the Coca-Cola Christmas truck in Manchester as part of the Coca-Cola #WhereEveryonePlays campaign.’