Football

Video: Chris Smalling Reveals Jesse Lingard’s Embarrassing Teenage Crush

Video: Chris Smalling Reveals Jesse Lingard’s Embarrassing Teenage Crush

Chris Smalling has revealed that his Manchester United and England colleague Jesse Lingard once used to have a very odd childhood crush – on an unlikely character from Coronation Street.

The duo have travelled together from Manchester to London to meet up with the rest of their Three Lions colleagues ahead of Wednesday night’s friendly against Germany and the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

And whilst a lot of football fans tend to miss seeing their club teams play during the international break, the upside is we get cracking little videos like the clip above.

Now, the answers both players are reading out have came straight from the other’s mum, so whilst Jesse might deny it, we’re willing to accept his mum’s word about his crush on Corrie’s Fiz, aka actress Jenny McAlpine.

He’s a Manchester lad – born and bred – and it’s nice to see he’s keeping it close to home.

Don’t they make a lovely couple, eh?

More in Football

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020