Jesse Lingard made his debut for England on Saturday in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying game against Malta. His performance was well received by the pundits, with his movement off the ball and energy praised, while interim manager Gareth Southgate was very impressed with our player.
Jesse had an outstanding debut, he really linked the play well and looked a real threat. That’s why we wanted to give him the start – he’s got a real strong mentality, he’s an exciting young player and the stage was made for him really. He’s enjoyed Wembley – he’s scored twice here in the past for Manchester United and he had a very good game.