The Three Lions forward scored his first World Cup goal in the win over Panama on Sunday and after a quick dance, the now trademark "JL" pose was struck.
The midfielder played a one-two with Raheem Sterling before curling a wonderful long-range strike into the top-right corner in the comprehensive win.
"It can be the making or breaking of a player and for Jesse it made him".
Sandor Kocsis, who finished with 11 goals in that year's tournament, had a hat trick and Ferenc Puskas and Peter Pelotas had two goals for eventual runners-up Hungary, who defeated West Germany 8-3 in their next game before incredibly losing 3-2 in the rematch in the final.
He said on BBC Radio 5Live: "I've worked a lot with Jesse and as you rightly say, he was a late developer and the coaches have to realise that".
"Warren Joyce, brilliant coach at the Under-23s, he realised Jesse would need more time".
Scholes then went on to add that England manager Gareth Southgate has more belief in Lingard as compared to United boss Jose Mourinho.
"It took me ages".
"As an ambassador for United, I used to go to the training ground quite a bit and watch the academy players and reserves and I would get to see the likes of Jesse up close".
It's exciting to see England's players playing so well together and now Paul Scholes has given an interesting take on why Lingard has performed so well in Russian Federation.
"He's really flourishing and thriving in that atmosphere".
"It's insane to see the clips back home, because here, we don't really know what's going on", he said.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they look to try and build a team capable of winning the Premier League title next season.