Exciting talent Jesse believes his decision to reject Liverpool in favour of joining Manchester United has been vindicated.
The United starlet is yet to make the breakthrough into manager David Moyes’ first-team, but impressed during his loan spell at Championship side Birmingham City earlier on this season.
The exciting young man says his career could have taken a very different path after revealing he was given the choice of United or Liverpool at the age of nine.
However, he feels he made the right decision in opting to reject United’s fiercest rivals.
As quoted on the Daily Star website, he said: “I was travelling up and down the motorway, training with both Liverpool and United, and when I got to nine I had to make a decision,” Lingard told Brighton’s official website.
“In my last sessions at Liverpool I was not really enjoying it and I got on well with the coaches at United and had a lot of friends there, so my choice was made and it’s paid off so far.”