Jesse Lingard: After Derby County it was make or break for me

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard admits this season was “make or break”.

A year ago to the day of Sunday’s derby match Lingard was in the Derby County side who lost 2-0 in the championship to Wolves.

He had six more matches on loan at the Rams before returning to Old Trafford for a critical season in his career.

“I knew after I came back from Derby County on loan that this was pretty much a make or break season for me,” he said.

“I had to wait three months to come against Everton and ever since then I have played. I knew I had to breakthrough at my age.

“Sir Alex Ferguson made a statement about me coming good at 23 and it has obviously been the case.”

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