“But I know to become the all-round model of a striker you have to play wide too. You can’t do one without the other. You have to understand what the other position wants, in terms of service and all that.

“So playing in different positions is definitely a positive, not a negative. You must have that mindset.

“We’re all students of the game. There’s nothing that you can’t learn about the game. I learn new things every day.

“Coming to the World Cup is a new experience and I would never shy away from a new experience. I would always prefer to embrace it.”


-United and England winger Jesse Lingard was trolled pretty hard on social media today, over his wayward shooting display. Other than that he put in a fine performance however. The Daily Express has a collection of some of the more standout tweets.

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