World Cup qualifier: England 4-0 Andorra - Jesse Lingard stars but will staying at Man Utd harm long-term hopes?

Jesse Lingard celebrates his goal for England
Jesse Lingard scored two goals against Andorra

Jesse Lingard was the star of the show as England swept aside Andorra in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

The midfielder topped the BBC Sport Player Rater after he scored twice and assisted one of the Three Lions' four goals as they took another step towards securing their place at next year's tournament in Qatar.

Lingard had been linked with a move to West Ham - where he shone on loan towards the end of last season - but ended up staying at Manchester United after the transfer window closed.

With game time not guaranteed at Old Trafford given the strength of their squad, could a lack of first-team opportunities at club level hamper his international hopes in the run-up to next year's World Cup?

"Is he going to get a regular game at Manchester United? I don't think so," former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I thought he would go back out on loan. For his England prospects it isn't good but if he is on this form after 10 minutes [at club level] it's not bad is it? He looks super, super sharp."

Former Arsenal and England defender Matthew Upson added: "It is surprising he didn't get out. He has done well enough to be playing. He did himself proud at West Ham and is an interesting player to look at.

"The blueprint is you have to be playing week in and week out. Can Southgate make an exception about players not playing week in, week out? He hasn't done in the past."

Player of the match

LingardJesse Lingard

with an average of 7.32

England

  1. Squad number10Player nameLingard
    Average rating

    7.32

  2. Squad number11Player nameSaka
    Average rating

    6.77

  3. Squad number7Player nameBellingham
    Average rating

    6.68

  4. Squad number9Player nameBamford
    Average rating

    6.33

  5. Squad number23Player nameGrealish
    Average rating

    6.28

  6. Squad number19Player nameMount
    Average rating

    6.02

  7. Squad number20Player nameKane
    Average rating

    5.86

  8. Squad number1Player nameJohnstone
    Average rating

    5.74

  9. Squad number5Player nameCoady
    Average rating

    5.70

  10. Squad number6Player nameMings
    Average rating

    5.65

  11. Squad number4Player nameAlexander-Arnold
    Average rating

    5.57

  12. Squad number8Player nameHenderson
    Average rating

    5.51

  13. Squad number2Player nameJames
    Average rating

    5.49

  14. Squad number3Player nameTrippier
    Average rating

    5.15

Andorra

  1. Squad number10Player nameLudovic Clemente
    Average rating

    5.31

  2. Squad number21Player nameMarc García
    Average rating

    5.29

  3. Squad number8Player nameMarcio Vieira
    Average rating

    5.28

  4. Squad number20Player nameMax Llovera
    Average rating

    5.26

  5. Squad number1Player nameJosep Gomes
    Average rating

    5.26

  6. Squad number3Player nameMarc Vales
    Average rating

    5.26

  7. Squad number16Player nameÁlex Martínez
    Average rating

    5.24

  8. Squad number14Player nameChristian Garcia
    Average rating

    5.23

  9. Squad number15Player nameMoi San Nicolás
    Average rating

    5.23

  10. Squad number4Player nameMarc Rebés
    Average rating

    5.21

  11. Squad number19Player nameCucu
    Average rating

    5.20

  12. Squad number9Player nameAarón Sánchez
    Average rating

    5.19

  13. Squad number18Player nameChus Rubio
    Average rating

    5.19

  14. Squad number23Player nameJordi Rubio
    Average rating

    5.17

  15. Squad number6Player nameIldefons Lima
    Average rating

    5.16

  16. Squad number17Player nameJoan Cervós
    Average rating

    4.88

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