Roy Keane has praised Jesse Lingard for his professionalism after hitting the ground running at West Ham.
The Manchester United loanee had scored six goals and registered three assists in his first eight games at the London Stadium before netting a brace in the first half against Leicester City to take his tally to eight.
Lingard ‘s return to the spotlight earned him an England recall last month and it seems likely that he will leave Manchester United permanently this summer for regular first-team minutes.
After struggling for minutes at Old Trafford, Keane has praised Lingard for his determination to keep himself fit and in top condition to succeed at West Ham.
“One (out of 10 for the dance). I used to do this dance after a Bacardi and coke. When he scores goals like that, then I suppose I have to give him some credit,” Keane told Sky Sport.
“What I’ll give Jesse credit for is he’s turned up at West Ham, having not played much football for Man United over the last few months, so he’s obviously kept himself in good shape, it’s the sign of a good pro.
“He had a difficult spell at Man United, maybe took his eye off the ball off the field, but he looks focused, looks hungry, he always had that talent and it’s great to see it.”