Jesse Lingard has earned the praise of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal after he scored his first goal for the Old Trafford side in the 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion.
The 22-yeard who had a great game in the UEFA Champions League in midweek where he created the assist for Wayne Rooney’s winner against CSKA Moscow and he continued from there as he was handed a starters shirt by the manager ahead of Memphis Depay on the left hand side with Ashley Young preferred right back.
Lingard was fired up and repaid the manager’s faith when he opened scoring against the Baggies before Juan Mata converted from the penalty’s spot to hand the Red Devils a win which takes United closed the gap on the Premier League leaders to one point.
The Dutchman told BBC Sport: “How Jesse finished was remarkable. In a training session this week he had two chances like this and he shoots at once and I told him he needs to take a touch before the shot, which he did today.
“I give every player a chance – always. When you are in my squad I will give you a chance. He grabbed it with both hands.”
Manchester United stay fourth on the premier league log with 24 points.