By Mark Smith

19th Apr, 2021 | 8:40am

Tyler Roberts celebrates success of Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard at West Ham

Leeds United playmaker Tyler Roberts has celebrated the success of Manchester United player Jesse Lingard in the Premier League this season.

The England international is currently at West Ham, and since his debut at the London Stadium, no one has scored more goals than his nine.

The Whites travelled to the Irons at the start of March and lost 2-0 despite dominating large spells, with Lingard opening the scoring.

Someone had tweeted praise for Lingard this week, claiming that he is a “prime example” of moving away to taste more success.

“Lingard is a prime example, of why there should be more emphasis and focus on developing players mindset and mental resilience,” they wrote.

“You don’t just lose your ability overnight, but you can lose the confidence to showcase your ability because you’re not mentally in a good place.”

Roberts shared that picture on his personal Instagram account story on Sunday, applauding the quote linked with the Manchester United player.

Inspiration?

Roberts may be looking at the transformation of Lingard, and be looking to follow in his footsteps at Elland Road this season and beyond.

The Welsh international has been slammed by some fans in West Yorkshire but has gradually started to earn his plaudits in recent weeks.

Lingard was written off on the international stage, at Old Trafford, but managed to gain his confidence back and become one of the best players in the Premier League currently.

We’re not saying that Roberts can become one of the best overnight, but he certainly has the talent, and he is easily getting better as each week passes and each start under Marcelo Bielsa.

Roberts will likely start against Liverpool and Manchester United in the next week, and it is time for him to prove himself yet again, he will be relishing that chance.

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