Louis Van Gaal sees Jesse Lingard as a no.10

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that he sees Jesse Lingard’s future as a playmaker in the number ten position.

The 23-year-old winger earned rave plaudits after putting in a commendable attacking midfield performance in the 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday, prompting Van Gaal to suggest that perhaps he could be played more centrally in the future.

Following the game, Van Gaal said: “Yes, that is why I have put him there [because he played well], but sometimes also I need a right winger who is fast.

“It’s also dependable on the opponent and the game plan, but I think Jesse is more of a midfielder than a right-winger. He played there two times very well.”

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