Jesse Lingard returned to Old Trafford after a successful loan spell at West Ham United in the second half of the last season. He is not a regular in the team at Old Trafford but is definitely in Ole’s plans as the player is involved in some matches as a substitute.
Jesse Lingard has been involved in three matches out of the seven played by Manchester United in the English Premier League. The midfielder has played for 62 minutes and already has two goals to his name. The England international player has only attempted two shots and has taken three touches inside the opposition box. Lingard has also made one interception along with two recoveries in the opposition half.
Lingard has been subbed on in both the matches played by his team in the UEFA Champions League. The attacking midfield player has played for 34 minutes and already has an assist to his name. His pass towards Ronaldo in the dying minutes of the match against Villarreal proved to be the decisive point of the match as Ronaldo scored a goal from that pass. He has attempted fewer passes and has taken two touches inside the opposition box.
Lingard’s heat map in all the three Premier League games shows that he played more towards the left side. He has played wide on that side and has also been involved in the plays towards the right side of the field. The heatmap also shows that he has also featured inside the opposition box. Both the goals were scored from inside the opposition box and the goal against West Ham proved to be the winner for his team.
This is the pass map of Lingard in the Premier League. From the heatmap, we got to know his positions in the match. His passes are a mixture of backward, forward and sideways passes. The highest xT is created from the passes he attempted from the left-hand side and those passes were towards Cristiano Ronaldo. His three passes have landed in the 18-yard box. Lingard has attempted the most number of passes towards left-back Luke Shaw. The 28-years old has featured mostly from the left side and has received nine passes from Shaw in return. Pogba and Matic provided the assists for the goals scored by Lingard.
Jesse Lingard has impressed a lot since coming back to the team after his loan spell. He is yet to start a game in big competitions like Premier League and Champions League. On his loan spell at West Ham, he scored nine goals and provided four assists in the 16 games played. Lingard has contributed well from the bench and has proven to be a super-sub for Manchester United.