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Saha says Jesse Lingard does not deserve the number 7 shirt amid speculation

Former Manchester United star Louis Saha has said that Jesse Lingard should not be rewarded with the number seven shirt following the departure of Alexis Sanchez on a season-long loan. The Chilean recently made the temporary switch to Inter Milan following a dreadful 19-month spell at the Red Devils, where he contributed just five goals from 45 appearances.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Saha acknowledged that Lingard has been with the Red Devils since the youth ranks but does not feel the attacker warrants the iconic number seven jersey with the performances displayed, he told: “I mean, no disrespect, Jesse’s a player from the academy and he’s been there a long time, he understands. But as I mentioned it’s not just something that you just claim.
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Finally Wayne Rooney managed to get to that magic number of 50 which made him the most successful English striker of all time in terms of numbers.

The Three Lions’ skipper found the back of the net in the 84th minute of the Switzerland game yesterday and with that, he pushed Bobby Charlton to no. 2 in the list of England’s top goal scorers.  But, does that really mean Rooney is the best striker to be produced by England ever? Continue reading