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04/08/2013 09:18, Report by Editorial team
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Young Reds stake a claim

A-League All Stars, 1 v Kitchee FC

What's the story? The Warrington youngster has progressed through United’s ranks, winning the FA Youth Cup in 2011 before graduating to the Under21s with aplomb. A place on last summer’s tour prompted a loan to Leicester, where he made five substitute appearances.

What made him stand out? Jesse has shown great promise in recent seasons, though his physicality held him back. Now, with added height and broader shoulders, his presence is greater and his confidence shows. He’s fearless, can score goals and boasts excellent technique.

What now? A United debut looks inevitable under Moyes, who says Jesse is knocking on the first-team door. The League Cup is the perfect platform, beyond that it's down to form and grasping his chances.

Say what? “I believe in myself but I have to start believing in myself more. That is what the coaches have been telling me. I have to know what my game's about and keep scoring.” – Jesse Lingard

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