Lingard: I feel like I’m still 25

With five goals to his name, three assists and two penalties won, Jesse Lingard has been in the best form of his life.

Lingard had struggled at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, before sealing a loan move to join West Ham.

Lingard is now focused on maintaining consistency in his game, and reveals that he’s yet to reach his best, as he claims he still feels like he’s 25 years old.

Jesse Lingard told Standard Sport: “Players are obviously used to playing full seasons and I don’t think I’ve ever played a proper full season before.

“I still feel like I’m 25. A lot more players have played full seasons, I’ve not really. So I don’t feel like I’m at my peak yet. If I carry on this form, consistency and focus, we’ll see what the future holds. I’m happy at the moment, playing football with a smile on my face and that’s the main thing.

“When I went on loan, I had to start quick and I’m just playing my natural game at the moment. I’m comfortable. Now it’s just about keeping consistency – that’s what I’ve lacked sometimes over the years. It’s about focus, going into each game with the same mentality.

“I think I can go far. There’s a lot more to come, a lot more to learn but I’m excited to see what the future holds.”