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Man Utd midfielder Lingard upbeat on breaking starting XI

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard admits he needs regular football to be sure of a place in England's 2022 World Cup squad.

However, Lingard is confident his current status at United has him on track.

Lingard admitted to reporters: "Obviously, the World Cup is a long way away but… you need regular football.

"I was so close to going to the Euros and I think obviously it plays a huge part and it's a big factor.

"If you're playing over 20 or 25 games, of course you know you're knocking on the door so I think it does play a big part in that.

"I'm not doing any harm at the moment - if I keep performing well and doing well you never know what might happen so I keep confident in myself and when I get when I get time on the pitch I've got to carry on doing what I'm doing.

"You want to start games. When I'm a sub I'm always ready to play. I'm always ready to be needed when I'm called up.

"It's one of those things I'm going through at the moment but I think on recent performances hopefully we'll see a change in the next few weeks."


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