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Jesse Lingard targets Manchester United breakthrough

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Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has targeted a place in the Manchester United first team following an impressive performance in his team's 5-1 victory over the A-League All Stars. 

Lingard was making his first senior appearance for the Red Devils, as they faced the A-League All Stars in Australia, and Lingard himself impressed - bagging a double. It was his first stint in a United shirt, after a loan spell at Leicester City last season. 

And the 20-year-old, who is yet to break into the United first team, has admitted that he will face stiff competition if he does get into the starting eleven next season.

United already have the likes of Wayne Rooney, Chicharito, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck in the striking department, and Lingard may struggle to oust these senior internationals from the squad. 

But Lingard has said that he can take encouragement from the likes of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley, who have broken into the first team recently, after coming up through the United academy. 

"This is the hardest club side in the world to break in at, normally they send you out on loan and then you have to come back and bide your time. Hopefully I can come straight through," Lingard told reporters in Australia after the victory.

"I believe in myself and I've got to start to believe in myself more day in and day out. I've known Danny and Tom since they were young as well and they were at United at my age and they've pushed on and progressed."

 

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