Surrounded by teammates like Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, it can be a difficult task for a Manchester United youngster to make a name for himself. More so when that youngster has been a lifelong supporter of the club and is fully aware of the overwhelming sense of expectation and history that follow the team wherever they go.
That said, Jesse Lingard fulfilled his dreams on Saturday night by scoring his first two goals for the club during their encounter with the A-League All-Stars:
The skillful brace fulfilled a lifelong goal not just for Jesse, but also for his mother, who took to Twitter while watching the game. While she was initially overtaken by nerves, the emotions came flooding out towards the end of the game.
I can’t watch #my beautiful boy— Kirsty (@kirsty_lingard)
@DoronSalomon omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Kirsty (@kirsty_lingard)
@StrettyNews me mum and dad are crying there eyes out with joy— Kirsty (@kirsty_lingard)
Congratulations Jesse! Here’s to a long and prosperous career!