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Rewind to the summer of 2018 and Jesse Lingard was starring for England as one of their main playmakers with Gareth Southgate a big admirer of the midfielder. 

Lingard, who has been capped 24 times by his country, started against Tunisia and Panama — who he scored against — in the Three Lions' opening two World Cup group games in Russia before being rested against Belgium. 

He then started in the knockout games against Colombia, Sweden and Croatia with the famous No 7 shirt on his back. 

Jesse Lingard has cut a frustrated figure this season with the United man struggling with form

Jesse Lingard has cut a frustrated figure this season with the United man struggling with form

Lingard squandered a great one-on-one chance to open the scoring against Watford

Lingard squandered a great one-on-one chance to open the scoring against Watford

The Manchester United man was a regular starter for England at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

The man was a regular starter for England at the 2018 World Cup in Russia


• 2010-11: Lingard wins the FA Youth Cup with United's Under 21s (6-3 aggregate win against Sheffield United in the final). Team features Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison, and Michael Keane. Lingard scored the first goal of the final's first leg

• 2011-12: Lingard makes his first appearance on the senior team sheet as an unused substitute in a League Cup quarter-final defeat against Crystal Palace in November

• 2011-12: Lingard went on to make one further appearance on the bench in a league loss away to Newcastle in January

• 2012-13: Lingard joined Michael Keane on loan at Leicester City where he made his competitive senior debut again Bolton Wanderers. He made five appearances for the Foxes in the two-month spell

• 2013-14: Lingard joins United on David Moyes maiden games on tour, scoring his first goals for United on this tour against A-League All Stars

• 2013-14: Lingard joined Birmingham City on a month's loan in September, scoring four goals on a memorable debut against Sheffield Wednesday. Lingard went on to spend three months with City before injury forced him to return to United. He then went back out on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion for the rest of United's disastrous 13-14 season

• 2014-15: After starting Louis van Gaal's first competitive game in charge against Swansea City, Lingard failed to get going at United and joined Derby County on loan in February 2015

• 2015-16: Lingard finally broke through in the Dutchman's second season starting 40 games in all competitions scoring six goals including a fantastic goal at Wembley against Crystal Palace after to win the Cup for United in extra time. It was their first major trophy since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. Lingard was rewarded for his breakthrough with his first call up in November to the England squad

• 2016-17: Lingard proved himself as a Wembley specialist with goals in the Community Shield victory against Leicester City and final triumph against Southampton. He made a career-best 42 appearances for the club in Jose Mourinho's first year at Old Trafford, scoring five goals and becoming a fan favourite. Lingard's continued place in the United side saw him called up by England again, this time getting his first cap in a 2-0 win against Malta

• 2016-17: Lingard is rewarded for his status within the squad with a new four-year contract with an option to extend into a fifth

• 2017-18: Lingard's peak season in terms of goals scored coincided with a successful season for United who achieved their highest league position since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. Lingard scored a memorable brace against Arsenal in a 3-1 win for United at the Emirates in which he celebrated with his now infamous Milly Rock. Lingard also bagged against rivals Chelsea in a season where he saw his current best goal return of eight goals

• 2018-19: Lingard only managed one goal in the ailing months of Jose Mourinho's tenure at Old Trafford, a consolation goal in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool which sealed Mourinho's demise. He looked set to regain form when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game saw Lingard net twice against Cardiff but this sustained resurgence never materialised and he eventually lost his place in the team

• 2019-20: As Solskjaer's contract became permanent, Lingard has lost his starting place and mainly features from the bench in the United side now. He is enduring a huge goal drought and didn't score a goal or register an assist in the entirety of 2019 in the Premier League. His sole contribution this term has been a Europa League goal against minnows Astana

By Chay Quinn 

Lingard was ahead of his close friend Marcus Rashford in what was Southgate's preferred 3-5-2 formation. 

Fast forward to the present day and Lingard looks set to be left out of Southgate's 23-man squad for the European Championship altogether. 

Mason Mount, James Maddison and Callum Hudson-Odoi are just some of the players who have overtaken Lingard on the international scene since the Three Lions crashed out

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