Jesse Lingard hopes to emulate Ryan Giggs

Jesse Lingard is hoping to take inspiration from Ryan Giggs in a bid to make an impact at Manchester United.

Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard has revealed that Ryan Giggs is his "hero".

The attacking midfielder is currently on loan with Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion, for whom he's scored two goals.

Reports had suggested that the 21-year-old could be sold during the summer, but Lingard has insisted that he is keen to make an impact at Old Trafford, just as veteran midfielder Giggs has done since his debut back in 1991.

"Growing up at United, Ryan Giggs is my hero. He is one of those flair players that excites fans. I like players who run at people and dribbling is one of my main attributes. People love to see it, you have to get the supporters out of their seats," Sky Sports News quotes Lingard as saying.

"I'll go back to Old Trafford with sky-high confidence. Players out on loan have got to keep playing our own game and see where it takes us."

Earlier this season, Lingard spent time with Birmingham City on a separate loan deal.

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