“He’s becoming a grown man” – Solskjaer confirms player will start next Manchester United game

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Jesse Lingard, who spent the second half of last season at West Ham, scored with a minute remaining in normal time to secure a 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the game against West Ham that he’s impressed with Lingard’s maturity.

“I think today was a good answer! Jesse was quite clear he wants to fight for his place and be part of a Manchester United team that is going places,” he said at a press conference.

“I can’t speak for Jesse now but he’s really contributing, he’ll play on Wednesday as I’ll make a few changes. So pleased he handles the highs and lows really well.

“He’s becoming a grown man and is a very good player.”

He added: “I’m so happy for Jesse, he had a tough evening on Tuesday, he knuckled down, he’s a positive lad, so happy for him. A good turn by Jesse, good finish.”