Rio Ferdinand has hailed Jesse Lingard‘s performance during Manchester United’s Four-2 win over Watford, hailing the 24-year-old as a “very intelligent footballer”.
Lingard began at No.10 at Vicarage Street and prompted the hosts all kinds of issues together with his mazy motion, choosing up an help for Anthony Martial after 32 minutes.
And with Man United in a spot of hassle after seeing their three aim lead diminished to only one with minutes remaining, the Englishman produced one of many targets of the season with an excellent run by way of the whole Watford again 4 to kill the sport.
Talking on BT Sport after the sport, Ferdinand remarked how Lingard has the capability to thrive as an attacking risk below Jose Mourinho.
“Me and Scholesy were talking about it, we’ve seen him grow up at the club,” he said.
“He’s bought this in his locker, he’s bought targets, he’s a really clever footballer. He picks up nice positions on the pitch, I believe the extra minutes he will get the extra confidence he’ll get throughout the squad.
“I believe he all the time nicks you targets and I believe he’s a improbable participant he’s bought within the squad.
Extra use of him I want to see.”
For all of the criticism spewed his means by keyboard warriors, Lingard’s high quality on the ball is unquestionable.
He was a stay wire at No.10, popping up everywhere in the pitch and producing intelligent touches to maintain the guests ticking. The best way he appeared to evade the glare of defenders was a testomony to his ingenuity on the pitch. It is a participant who by no means stands nonetheless.
And with Watford’s defence worn out from chasing the Englishman and Martial all night, he pressured them – and certainly the broader watching world – to face nonetheless and watch as he glided in direction of aim in really unstoppable trend.
Supporters will hope to see this Lingard seem on a extra common foundation because the hectic Christmas interval approaches.