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Man Utd legend Robson: Lingard success thanks to loan system

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson says Jesse Lingard's success is thanks to English football's loan system.

He wrote for the Daily Mail: "Sometimes, though, a player goes out on loan and it changes them.

"It can be the making or breaking of a player and for Jesse it made him. You can go away, play well for another club and think, 'OK, this will do, I'll settle for this', or you think, 'I like the taste of this . . . but it would be even better if I was playing for Manchester United'. That's when the work begins and I think the penny dropped with Jesse.

"He did well on loan at Birmingham City and Derby County but when he came back to Manchester United he appreciated the chance that he had. He put the extra work in, improved his fitness levels and got his break.

"Jesse's gone on to score some very important goals for the club, helped them win big competitions and now he's in England's World Cup team. He deserves it."

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