Ander Herrera Urges Jesse Lingard to Keep Shooting


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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera wants his teammate, winger Jesse Lingard, to play like the refrain in a very familiar LMFAO pop song, and take “shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots.”

Lingard has taken 29 of them this season in Premier League play, 14 of which were on target. In his 18 appearances this year during league play, the 25-year-old has seven goals and four assists. He’s been on a very fine run of form lately, and he’s made himself a must for first team selection now.

Across all competitions, Lingard has become the second United player to reach double figures in goals, and the only teammate ahead of him in scoring this season is Romelu Lukaku. Also, the internet seems to be a huge fan of his girlfriend, Instagram model Jena Frumes.


Herrera is very pleased by the development of Lingard and he urges the forward to attack more and be aggressive.

“It’s fantastic – when you are like that he has to keep trying to shoot, shoot, shoot,” Herrera said.

“I am not in that moment! I shot three times and I didn’t score but I will keep looking for that moment. Jesse has it now. He has to keep trying to shoot but the movements he does for the team are also amazing.”

“He’s very quick at the moment as well. No one can catch him. We are happy for him. He wants to improve, he wants to be a fantastic player. You can see in every training session and he’s showing it in the games.”

As the immortal Wayne Gretzky famously said, “you miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take,” so Lingard should just keep firing away.


He’s not the only United midfielder and Spanish international who’s praising Lingard, as Juan Mata said the following to MUTV:

“We are really pleased for him. I know he’s a Manchester guy – he came through the Academy, he knows the club and what it’s like to be a United player.”

“He’s been with us in the first team for a few seasons now and this season he’s really scoring and playing his best football and playing with confidence. I think he’s matured as a player and we are very happy with him because he’s helping the team with important goals.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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