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Here’s why we’re backing Jesse Lingard to score another FA Cup final winner

Man United's nippy winger will surely fancy bagging another goal at Wembley to add to his collection

There’s a pretty big event happening on Saturday.

And we’re not talking about the Royal Wedding.

Chelsea meet Man United for the 137th FA Cup final and both clubs will be desperate for some end of season joy after a campaign of very little to cheer about.

Grim all round

Grim all round

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All eyes will surely be on United boss Jose Mourinho as he looks to bury any past feelings he has for the Blues and defeat his rival Antonio Conte.

The two managers aren’t exactly the best of friends, after a number of bitter feuds over the last couple of years.

Seeing the two warring on the touchline will no doubt add a little bit of spice to the Wembley showpiece.

Break it up, boys

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Break it up, boys

And then there’s the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata, all of whom were once on the books at Chelsea to varying degrees of success.

But we fancy Jesse Lingard to be man on everyone’s lips at full-time. 

Big game player

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Big game player

The Man United winger has been superb all season, scoring eight goals in the Premier League and propelling his status from fairly decent rotation option to first-team mainstay.

He’s even one of the more undisputed names on Gareth Southgate’s squad list for the World Cup.

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But above that, he’s firmly established himself as somewhat of a ‘big-game’ player.

Even before his consistent brilliance of this season, Lingard is well-renowned among fans as someone who enjoys the high-pressure games.

Just look at his record at Wembley, for example.

Wembley winner

Wembley winner

Lingard scored the winning goal for United in the 2016 FA Cup final (silencing a dancing Alan Pardew in the process) and then hit the opener in their Community Shield win over Leicester a few months later.

He also scored in the League Cup final against Southampton last season and netted important winning goals against Chelsea and Arsenal in the league this season.

He was even on target for England in their 1-0 win over Holland back in March,

Also on the scoreboard for England

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Also on the scoreboard for England

With the lifelong United fan’s habit of scoring when it counts, we’d be more than happy to stick something on getting a goal on Saturday.



Dream Team World Cup has landed

The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.

That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Dream Team World Cup

Can Messi finally achieve glory internationally?

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Can Messi finally achieve glory internationally?

The game officially launches on June 1but you can pre-register for the game now.

If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:

  • Download the Dream Team app
  • Create an account
  • Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions

From Russia with a whole lot of love.