Gifted winger Jesse Lingard impressed as he made his Champions League debut for Manchester United last night.
The Warrington-born 22-year-old has gone on quite the journey in Manchester, rising up through the ranks of the youth set-up.
In recent years, the creative midfielder has spent numerous loan spells away from the club in his continued pursuit of learning his trade on the grandest stage.
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Perhaps, though, it was back in 2003, when Lingard met a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, that he really started to get a feel for what it would be like to represent the Red Devils.
The Portuguese ace, who had just completed a move to the Theatre of Dreams, guided the eager youngster through his paces on the training ground.
Now on the first-team scene, Lingard will be desperate to follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo, who enjoyed a remarkable stint on English soil.
Of course, it's not going to be easy for the wide-man to emulate the Real Madrid superstar, but he certainly has the ability to come to prominence in Manchester.
With a great deal of natural ability and flair, there's no reason why he won't be able to fulfil his potential under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. It's a huge season ahead for Lingard, who could surprise one or two throughout the course of the campaign.
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