Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard suffered an injury in the first game of the season against SwanseaGetty

Jesse Lingard remains hopeful he will be able to prove his worth at Manchester United next season and has urged Louis van Gaal not to sanction another loan move.

The 22-year-old was included in the starting lineup in the first match of last season against Swansea City. He picked up an injury early in the game, which forced him out on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Lingard was then sent out on-loan to Derby Count in February and his appearance against the Welsh club was his only appearance for the 20-times English champions' first team.

The Daily Mail had earlier reported Newcastle's new manager Steve McClaren was interested in signing Lingard on-loan. However, the player wants to continue at Old Trafford and get some games under his belt at United.

"I'm looking to stay at Man United and get some games under my belt there. I'll see what the boss says when I get back. I've always wanted to play for Man United and that's still my ambition," Sky Sports quoted Lingard as saying.

"I was unlucky to get injured at the start of last season and I'll never know where I would be know if I hadn't got that injury.

"Scoring goals like this can only help. It gets your profile up and other teams see you as well as Man United. It can only be good for me.

"I kept in contact with Louis Van Gaal last season and spoke to the Under-21 manager a lot. He was guiding me and giving me confidence," he added.

The midfielder scored a stunning goal during England's 1-0 victory over Sweden in the Euro Under-21 championship.

Gareth Southgate's side will take on Italy in the final group stage fixture of the Euro Under-21 championship. After starting from the bench against Sweden, Lingard remains hopeful his performance will earn him a place in the starting lineup against Italy.

"You're always disappointed not to start for your country, but that's the gaffer's decision," the United midfielder said.

"I knew I had to make an impact as soon as I came on the pitch and luckily I did. Getting the win is massive for us, and says a lot about our team spirit.

"It's up to the gaffer who starts. He knows what he's doing and we respect his opinion, but obviously I'm hoping to start," Lingard concluded.