JLingard has admitted that his efforts at the World Cup with England have taken their toll. The striker from Manchester United had a groin problem. Although he tried to manage the inflammation, he finally had to rest and missed the games in October.
"After the World Cup, I played a lot of games last season and that has paid a toll," said the 25-year-old. "We did not recover much in the summer after the World Cup, so there will always be little niggles here and there. I was not really 100 percent fit, but I rarely feel like I'm going now. "
Lingard scored on Wednesday in a 2-2 US Premier League draw against Arsenal and his return to full fitness is a relief for coach Jose Mourinho, who is struggling with injury.
Although it was another draw for United, which was in eighth place, eight points outside the top four, Lingard said it improved to Southampton following a desperate draw, also with a 2-2 draw.
"Man always has pressure on people's shoulders when it comes to Man United and how to handle the pressure," Lingard said, arguing that United could still end up in the Champions League. "I think we believe as a team. There is a long way in the season. "
This view was confirmed by Diogo Dalot, the 19-year-old, who started his first Premier League start against Arsenal after drawing 19 million pounds from Porto this summer.