Lingard hopes Rashford, Pogba join him in new Manchester United class

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Jesse Lingard knows his history, and that Manchester United’s tradition involves bringing kids from youth to First Team.

The Red Devils’ English youngster is hoping that Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba can join him in creating a new class of stars like the famous “Class of ’92” which spawned David Beckham and others.

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Lingard, 25, joined United the year he turned 8, and there were some good names in his youth group: Michael Keane, Ron-Robert Zeiler, and Joshua King. But that’s not ’92 level class, so to speak.

From the BBC:

 “It is all about making new history but you see the team with Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville etc and you see what they achieved and it is only right that the likes of me, Marcus and Paul try and emulate that and win trophies.

“They came through the ranks together, but my (youth) team went their separate ways so to have another home lad like Marcus in the team and with Paul having been here since 16, we just want to try and emulate what they did.”