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Manchester United star Jesse Lingard answered questions about basketball, including who is his favorite NBA team. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder picked the Los Angeles Lakers because of LeBron James.

Which of your teammates at Manchester United are the biggest gamers?

Lingard: “Most of us, whenever I’m online most of my teammates are online so we’ll jump on and play games together. Particularly now during lockdown, most of us enjoy being on the PlayStation.”

Who is your favourite NBA team and why?

Lingard: “I’d have to go Lakers for LeBron James.”

Do you ever play basketball at home or at the training ground?

Lingard: “I used to play a lot when I was younger and we do have a court at the training ground so we do shoot a few hoops together.”

If you had to pick four teammates to make up a basketball team, who would you pick and why?

Lingard: “I’d have to go with the tall guys in the team so Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and David De Gea for his jumping.”

Which NBA player do you think would be a great footballer and why?

Lingard: “I’d go Trae Young as he’s got the right build to be a footballer.”