English Premiership

Lingard: We got that run of games that we needed

2019-02-07 07:51
Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard says the squad is settled under caretaker-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and only expects them to improve.

The Red Devils are on a run of 10 games unbeaten following the Norwegian's appointment in December and the players appear to be enjoying their football again after failing to fire under Jose Mourinho.

Saturday sees them travel to Fulham before Solskjaer's side switch their attention to Champions League matters, with Paris Saint-Germain heading to Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Victory in both games would only further the calls for the manager to be given the job on a permanent basis.

Lingard has suggested that would be a decision welcomed by the players, especially with everyone now seemingly pulling together at Old Trafford.

The England international said: “We got that run of games that we needed, and the momentum is going now.

“He understands the way we play, he has got the lads firing. We understand the tactics, we've got a structure now and hopefully we can go on.”

United's recent improvement has lifted them to fifth in the table and are just two points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea.

 

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