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?

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