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Man Utd boss Mourinho: Why Lingard on brink of becoming 'very good player'

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was delighted with Jesse Lingard's performance for victory at Everton.

When asked about Lingard's excellent progress this season after the win at Goodison Park, Mourinho feels the 25-year-old, who is becoming an increasingly influential figure for the Reds, is going “in a good direction" in his career.

“These boys – they either jump or they don't jump," the boss told Sky Sports. “It's one thing to be a young talent, and another thing is to be a very good player.

“Some players are not capable to do that jump. They go from great potential young players to normal players. I think Jesse is making that jump.

“He is being more consistent, he is adaptable, he understands better the game, he understands the different spaces and positions. I think he is going in a good direction."

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