Lingard in 2012
|Full name||Jesse Ellis Lingard|
|Date of birth||15 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Warrington, England|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) |
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2012–2013||→ Leicester City (loan)||5||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Birmingham City (loan)||13||(6)|
|2014||→ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||15||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:21, 23 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jesse Ellis Lingard (born 15 December 1992) is an English footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Manchester United. Lingard made his senior debut while on loan at Leicester City in 2012, and spent time on loan at Birmingham City in 2013. He has represented England at under-17 and under-21 level.
Lingard was born in Warrington, Cheshire, and attended William Beamont Community High School. He progressed through Manchester United's youth academy and was part of the side that won the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup, before signing a professional contract in the summer of 2011.
Leicester City (loan)
On 6 November 2012, Lingard and teammate Michael Keane joined Leicester City on loan for a month. This was later extended to 2 January 2013. Lingard made his debut for Leicester City on 6 November, in a 0–0 draw away to Bolton Wanderers, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute.
Return to Manchester United
Lingard was selected in the 19-man squad for Manchester United's 2013 pre-season tour. He scored his first two goals for United in a 5–1 friendly win against the A-League All Stars in Sydney on 20 July 2013, the first of which was the club's first goal under new manager David Moyes. After the game, he said "I believe in myself but I have to start believing in myself more". He also scored against Yokohama F. Marinos and Kitchee SC to finish the tour as top scorer with four goals in as many matches.
Birmingham City (loan)
Although he had hoped to "skip the loan stage this time and break straight through" at Manchester United, Lingard joined Birmingham City on a month's loan. He went straight into the starting eleven for the match at home to Sheffield Wednesday, opened the scoring after 20 minutes with his first goal in senior football when goalkeeper Chris Kirkland parried Chris Burke's shot, completed his hat-trick 13 minutes later, and scored a fourth in the second half. Lingard was unavailable for Birmingham's League Cup third-round tie because Manchester United did not want him cup-tied, then in his third league game, he made up for missing a penalty, awarded when he was fouled apparently outside the area, with an 89th-minute header to complete a 4–0 defeat of Millwall. Agreement was reached to extend Lingard's loan until 14 December, but he then missed three matches while receiving treatment at Manchester United for a knee injury. The loan was further extended, to 1 January 2014, but Lingard was suspended for the last two matches of the spell. Against Wigan Athletic on 26 December, he was sent off for a lunge on Jordi Gómez immediately after being refused a free kick when he appeared to be fouled.
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)
On 27 February 2014, Lingard joined Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on a 93-day loan. He scored his first goal for the club on 8 April, scoring in a 4–1 win against former club Leicester City, who had sealed promotion to the Premier League days earlier. Whilst with Brighton & Hove Albion, Jesse played 16 times including Championship Playoffs, scoring 4 goals.
Return to Manchester United
On 4 August 2014, Lingard came off the bench to score the third goal in United's 3–1 International Champion Cup Final win over Liverpool. He made his competitive debut for the club in the first match of the 2014–15 Premier League season at home to Swansea City, starting the match but, due to injury, being substituted for Adnan Januzaj after 24 minutes. Swansea eventually won 2–1 in Louis van Gaal's first competitive match as United manager.
Lingard played three times for England at under-17 level in the 2008 Nordic Tournament. He received his first call-up for the under-21 team for the friendly match against Scotland under-21s on 13 August 2013, and made his debut as a second-half substitute for Nathan Redmond as England won 6–0.
- As of 23 December 2014
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Manchester United||2012–13||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||–||0||0|
|Leicester City (loan)||2012–13||Championship||5||0||–||–||–||–||5||0|
|Birmingham City (loan)||2013–14||Championship||13||6||–||–||–||–||13||6|
|Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||2013–14||Championship||15||3||–||–||–||2[a]||1||17||4|
- Appearances in Football League play-offs
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