Jesse Lingard has made Wembley a home from home over the last year. The Manchester United winger has scored goals on three separate visits; last May’s decisive goal in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, the opening strike of the 2-1 defeat of Leicester City in the Community Shield, and this past weekend, the England international was on hand to stroke home United’s second during their 3-2 EFL Cup final win over Southampton.
Speaking to MUTV, Lingard couldn’t explain his recent affinity with the national stadium, but was particularly happy that United appear to be making winning trophies a habit again: “ I think, since I scored the first time and obviously lifted the trophy, it was a mad feeling and you want to carry it on the rest of the times you play at Wembley.”
“(The Southampton goal) is up there. It’s helped the team win another trophy and that’s why you’re on the pitch, you’ve always got to help your team. Manchester United has got a history of winning trophies. We won one last year [the FA Cup] and obviously one at the start of the season [FA Community Shield], so we’ve got a knack for winning and, you know, as soon as you get that winning feeling, you always want more.”