Rio Ferdinand: This local lad has massive role in Mourinho's plans

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand feels Jesse Lingard can be a major player this season for Jose Mourinho.

Ferdinand believes Lingard could also be pivotal to making United tick.

“It was good to see Jesse Lingard playing making runs [against Everton],” he said

“I think in the footballers’ minds he and Rashford are the ones making runs in behind.”

“That’s important for Ibrahimovic if he’s got someone or a couple of people that will run beyond him which will free up a little bit of space for him.

“When he’s on the pitch he’s going to draw one of two people to him and will give the players playing around him space so it looks like there’s the potential to be a good mix.”

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