It must be hurting Jesse Lingard to not be at England’s training base with the rest of the Three Lions right now, but that’s football sometimes.
Despite making his return from injury against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, it was pretty clear that the Englishman isn’t anywhere close to fitness.
Now, Ligard has taken it upon himself to work his way back to 100%, as he displays the perfect attitude, by heading off to Dubai to take part in some warm weather training. That’s what the Manchester Evening News are reporting.
The attacker is hoping to return to peak fitness for the tough fixtures that United have coming up – and no doubt he’s earmarked those ties against FC Barcelona as games he’d dearly love to play in.
To see Lingard working so hard to make himself fit and available is just brilliant. He’s a player who has always led by example in that regard; and you can just see how much it means to him to ensure that he’s playing the game he loves.
With ten days until United host Watford, Lingard has ample time to continue to get himself ready, and with a bit of luck, he’ll be back to his brilliant best when that game at Old Trafford comes around.