“I always worked hard,” said Lingard.
“I always stayed behind [after training], always did the right thing. I think it’s just about working hard, and sticking to the plan but, sometimes you go off course.
“I went on loan, I had to battle there and fight for my place when I came back to United. I got injured on my debut [against Swansea City] and I was out for six months, so I have had a lot of setbacks but, if you keep fighting, work hard and keep believing, your dreams will come true.”
“It’s the biggest club in the world so it’s tough to start at the bottom and work your way up. There are a lot of obstacles along the way, a lot of highs and lows, but when you finally get to the end, and you’re playing for the first team, week in and week out, you cherish every moment that you’ve been through.”
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