The Prince of Wakanda (Football) By: G.Lorance

If you are here to read a story about the Marvel Blockbuster Black Panther I’m sorry to disappoint you. I will be continuing my series on some of the most underrated players in the game. Today I will be focusing on one Jesse Lingard.(aka Messi Lingard)

Jesse is a Manchester United academy product joining at the age of seven and coming up with the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. Originally a RM he has developed into a solid #10 playing underneath Lukaku in the attack. He had drawn comparisons to the likes of Thomas Müller for his off the ball play which leads to chances for his teammates. He has not been a regular in the United team sheet until this season and I say it’s about time. He has been showing glimpses since LVG was at the helm at Old Trafford.

A lot of people had written him off and scoffed at his weekly wages when he signed his new contract. But if you have watched every game he has played in, his work rate is second to none on the field. If it were not for David De Gea I would 100 percent back Lingard as United’s player of the year. No he’s not the leading goal scorer, but his goals have been more meaningful in the games he has scored them.


Two at the Emirates where he famously Milly Rocked, the breakaway “Messi” Goal when he dribbled by and surrounded by 4 or 5 Watford players, The brace off the bench to salvage a 2–2 draw, and of course coming off the bench to score against Chelsea and running to the corner to simply say Wakanda Forever. That’s just this season, he has scored other winners in the past two seasons, Notably against Chelsea he scored a goal he had no right to score and the Outside the foot volley in the FA cup final.

He is Manchester Red through and through. He buys supporters drinks, gets out of his car for a kick around with neighborhood kids, and arguably has the biggest and best personality on the team. His friendship with Marcus Rashford on and off the pitch is special. With the right manager leading, these two could become club legends and re write history books together. Only time will tell.


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