Manchester United's Jesse Lingard wants to emulate Class of '92
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard hopes his generation can emulate the accomplishments of United's famous Class '92.
United legends such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville came up through the academy to help the club win everything over the course of their storied careers.
And Rashford believes he and fellow youth products Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford can create a similar legacy at Old Trafford.
Lingard told Football Focus: "It is all about making new history but you see the team with Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville etc. and you see what they achieved and it is only right that the likes of me, Marcus and Paul try and emulate that and win trophies.
"They came through the ranks together, but my [youth] team went their separate ways so to have another home lad like Marcus in the team and with Paul having been here since 16, we just want to try and emulate what they did."
Lingard has played a key role for Jose Mourinho's side this season, scoring 13 goals and providing five assists over all competitions, despite mostly coming off the bench for the early stages of the campaign.
"I did well on the preseason tour but then I was not playing in the first few months of the season," Lingard said. "It is always hard but within those periods you have to try and make an impact and you always have to be ready. I was patient and I knew eventually I would get my chance.
"It is the start now. I am comfortable in myself and my surroundings so that makes me play stress-free and enjoy being on the ball. Consistency, goals and assists -- that gets you confidence and puts the thought in the manager's head that he can't drop you.
"Sometimes games may not go the way you plan it and sometimes you have to do the dirty, gritty stuff well -- you have to tackle, you have to run. I learned that when I was young and it is a good feeling to work hard for the team, to get the ball back."
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