Young Manchester United’s player hoping to break into the First Team as the tour to USA campaign begin and the new manager Louis van Gaal had tracked record of promoting young players from each club he managed. Jesse Lingard and Sam Johnstone stated this on manutd.com interview as the youngster follow the pre-season tour in America.
Jesse Lingard had loan spells with Birmingham City and Brighton and Hove Albion last term and impressed throughout, and he enjoyed his loan experience.
Jesse Lingard is delighted to be in the squad for Tour 2014, coming on for the second half against Roma in Denver, he hopes he can continue to catch the eye of Louis van Gaal and his coaching staff for the rest of the trip.
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“We knew about the manager’s track record before he came to the club and how he promotes youth. You’ve got to wait for your chance but make sure you take it when you get it. All the youngsters have been doing well and most have had a run-out so we’re all looking to progress from there.
“Training has been hard work but everyone has enjoyed it. We’ve been working on some new things which is good for us. We’re still adapting to how the manager wants to us to play and his structure but that’s something we’re enjoying.
“I learnt so much from the loan spells last season. Playing in front of big crowds every week was great for my confidence and I was starting every game too against tough opposition. I think it’ll hopefully stand me in good stead for this season.
“My ambitions are just to do my best and break into the first team. I hope I can play some games in the cup competitions and in the league as well.
Another Manchester United young striker, Wilfried Zaha, has trained so far in pre-season and hopefully the manager could give him a run-out in Inter Milan game. So far Zaha is the only member of the Reds’ 26-man squad who has not yet played in the USA. The manager Louis van Gaal explaine the striker condition, “There is no Manchester United player who is fit, maybe the boys who have trained already before the tour, the ones who started on 7 July, are a little more fit. But the World Cup players are not fit. They have only had four days of training sessions, in the heat. So you cannot say they are fit. I have a lot of players who can play in the strikers’ positions. I have already said that our selection is not in balance. I can put six strikers in. So maybe next time I will put Zaha in because he is working hard. He is doing all the things I require or demand, so there is no problem.”
Young goalkeeper Sam Johnstone spent time out on loan last season with Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers and feels it has prepared him for competing at the top level. “The first loan last season didn’t go too well!” he recalled. “I got injured in the warm-up at the first game and had to come back to United and just be patient after that. I was on the Champions League list so couldn’t go out on loan again. Then January came and I got an opportunity at Doncaster.
“I got 18 games in the Championship. It was a different experience, fighting at the bottom of the table and I really thought we’d get out of it. It came down to the last day of the season and unfortunately it didn’t go our way but it was a real eye-opening experience.
“The biggest thing I take from that loan spell was experience. Playing week in, week out is great and playing in a team at the bottom of the table was a lot different to being a goalkeeper at United. Even in the reserves, we’re used to winning games so to be on the other side of the coin was interesting.
“I had a lot to do in every game which isn’t always the case when you play for United. It put me in different situations – being under constant pressure, for instance. Nothing beats playing regular football. I really enjoyed it. You’ve got big crowds, you’ve got a lot to play for. It was a great time and I learned a lot.”
Sam get his chance in Manchester United pre-season tour against A.S.Roma where he keep the goal clean for the first half. In the second half the manager chose to replace and gave Ben Amos the opportunity to play against Italian big team.
Let us hope the england young goalie could compete his seniors for the manager first team players. Frans Hoek the new Man United goalie capable to to make goalie like Edwin van der Sar.