Moyes’ boys? Jesse Lingard hopes Manchester United youngsters can replicate Fergie Fledging success

By Marios Papaloizou

Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard is hoping to replicate Sir Alex Ferguson’s famous ‘Class of ‘92’ – and follow in the footsteps of Beckham, Giggs and Scholes.

Fresh from his two goal outing against the A League All Stars, Lingard acknowledges that United is one of the hardest teams to break through at.

However the 20-year-old believes that he and fellow Academy stars have what it takes to make their name.

“Obviously people want to copy the 1992 era,” Lingard said.

“We’ve got some young players back in Manchester who are also trying to break into the first team.”

“Hopefully they do and we can all come through together.”

The midfielder was impressive during United’s 5-1 victory in their second pre-season match on Saturday.

Lingard opened the scoring with a composed finish and added United’s third with a powerful right-footed strike after cutting in from the left.

However, speaking after the game in Australia, Lingard admitted he needs to show more confidence.

“I believe in myself but I have to start believing in myself more,” he said.

“That is what the coaches have been telling me. I have to know what my game’s about and keep scoring.”

The Warrington born youngster acknowledges that, after a loan spell last season, more time on away from the club might the reality before he makes his breakthrough into the first team.

“Manchester United is probably the hardest club to break through at,” said Lingard.

“Usually they send you out on loan, then you come back and then go out on loan again.”

“Hopefully I can skip the loan stage this time and break straight through.”

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