Boyhood fan Jesse Lingard scores first two goals for Man United

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Youngster Jesse Lingard has been a lifelong supporter of Manchester United and he fulfilled his dreams on Saturday night by scoring his first two goals for the Red Devils.

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Manchester United player Jesse Lingard celebrates after scoring a goal against A-League All-Stars

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Having progressed through the club youth ranks in his early teens, Lingard has patiently bided his time in the reserves and waited for his chance to break into the first team.

The 20-year-old local boy has yet to play a competitive game for United but was chosen by manager David Moyes as one of the 19 players to travel for their pre-season tour in Asia and Australia.

And Lingard, who spent last season on loan at Championship side Leicester City, made his bid for a regular place with a brace in a 5-1 victory over the A-League All Stars in Sydney.

For the Warrington-born midfielder, it represents the fulfilment of his boyhood dreams.

Speaking to MUTV, Lingard said: "It's been great, getting on the scoresheet and scoring two.

"This is my second tour and I wanted to get on the scoresheet and I've done that tonight.

"I feel I've been doing well in training for the last few days and it was good to get a start tonight. I'm happy to be on the scoresheet."

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