JESSE Lingard has been named in England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has selected the 25-year-old attacking midfielder, from Longford, to play for his country on football’s biggest stage – with the competition kicking off in Russia next month.

Penketh United junior player Lingard has been in fine form for Manchester United this season, bagging 13 goals during 47 appearances in all competitions.

The former Beamont Collegiate Academy pupil has previously been capped 10 times for England and scored his first international goal earlier this year, netting the winner in a 1-0 friendly win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam in March.

He tweeted: "Dreams come true and hard work pays off - now lets get it."

Lingard is expected to feature for the Red Devils in this weekend’s FA Cup Final against Chelsea at Wembley, having previously won the Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield with the club.

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