Lingard wins Premier League Player of the Month
Jesse Lingard has been voted the Premier League Player of the Month for April.
The Manchester United midfielder has thrived during his loan spell with West Ham United, helping to ensure David Moyes's men still have a chance of reaching next season's Champions League.
After scoring four goals in four games, the in-form England international has been in sparkling form.
Incredibly proud to pick up player of the month and goal of the month. Want to say a big thank you to everyone at @WestHam who have helped me achieve this and to also all the fans who voted. Always remember to be yourself and good things will follow #HoldTheVisionTrustTheProcess pic.twitter.com/o0592Uv1B0— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) May 14, 2021
United forward Mason Greenwood was also on the shortlist for the prize but missed out to his Old Trafford colleague, who was also previously nominated for the award in both February and March.
“It’s amazing,” Lingard told West Ham's official website. “It’s the first time in my career that I’ve received this award and I’d obviously like to thank the fans for voting, my team-mates and staff for helping me get there. It’s been a long road and I’ve been nominated the last two months and, even getting nominated was a great feeling for me, as I want to be up there with the best and competing for the best awards.
“I definitely think I'm in the best form of my career. I’ve always wanted to work on consistency in my game and I think it’s come at a good time. Playing regular football always helps and I want to improve every game and try to help the team get as many wins as possible.”
Jesse also secured the Goal-of-the-Month trophy for his superb solo strike against Wolves.
Bruno Fernandes recently paid tribute to Jesse's performances, telling us he felt Lingard had his "swag back" and was showing his true form.
"If you see Jesse, I think Jesse, at the moment, if you watch the last 10 games, has been top, top, top level,” Bruno explained in the latest Inside United magazine. “For me, if you watch the last 10 games, he’s been the best player in the Premier League, scoring and assists in every game. Everyone here is really, really happy for him. He has confidence back, he has his swag back, because he is feeling confident. We are really, really happy for what he’s doing.”