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Mikael Silvestre posts hilarious tweet about Lingard and Messi after Everton win

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Manchester United have a new hero - and his name is Jesse Lingard.

Seven goals in his last nine Premier League games is a fantastic return from the 25-year-old and one that has made him undroppable for Jose Mourinho.

He was at it again during Monday's 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park, where he scored his side's second in some style.

Lingard received the ball from Paul Pogba, dribbled past two defenders and curled a wonderful strike into the top-right corner from outside the box.

Mourinho is understandably delighted with the Englishman's form and said on New Year's Day that he's heading in the right direction.

"One thing is to be a young talent, and another thing is to be a very good player," said United's manager. "Some players are not capable of doing that jump.

"They go from great potential to normal players. I think Jesse is giving that jump. He is being more consistent, he's going in a good direction."

Lingard has been fantastic lately, there's no denying it, yet some football fans still believe he's overrated and not good enough for United.

Everton v Manchester United - Premier League

Well, at least he has one super fan in former United defender Mikael Silvestre.

Silvestre, who spent nine years at Old Trafford, just posted a hilarious picture on Twitter of Lionel Messi holding up Lingard's No.14 shirt. Check it out.

SILVESTRE'S TWEET

Silvestre added as a caption: "Nothing to add ... @JesseLingard is on 🔥🔥🔥."

Fantastic - who knew the Frenchman was so good with Photoshop? Lingard has also tweeted, which you can see below.

LINGARD'S TWEET

Lingard wrote: "Don't even talk much."

The England international's form has come at the perfect time with regards to Gareth Southgate's squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer.

Keep scoring important goals for United and there's every chance Lingard will be on the plane. It would certainly be deserved.

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Lionel Messi
Paul Pogba
Football
Mikael Silvestre
Jose Mourinho
Manchester United
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