Jesse Lingard says he learned something every day from Wayne Rooney, while playing alongside the former England captain at Manchester United.
Rooney is in line to face United on Sunday as Everton head to Old Trafford for the first time since the striker left to rejoin his boyhood club.
Having establishing himself in the United team in 2015, Lingard won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League alongside Rooney and says the 31-year-old has played a key role in his development.
“You learn every day from him. His experience in games, especially when you’re young,” said Lingard.
“If it’s only 1-0 it’s always hard to manage a game, and he knew what to do at times, especially towards the end of games.
“Of course, it is hard to follow him, he’s always going to be recognised as a legend at the club and he’ll get a great reception when he comes back.
“Obviously, he was there as a young boy and he thought it was the right decision at the time.”
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