The career of the Manchester United captain continues to be questioned following some mediocre performances of late but teammate Lingard has rubbished any speculation that the 30-year-old is on his way out at Old Trafford.
"Wayne is a top-class professional, a top-class player," Lingard said.
"He's still got many, many years to go.
"He's an inspirational guy and a leader. He's always going to be the same Wayne Rooney, the leader.
"For every player, you've got to bounce back and I think he'll do that.
"Obviously against Leicester the manager switched up the team, gave it a different dynamic, and we won the game but, with or without him, we are going to do the best we can as a team.
"We are a team and we're going to stick together."