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Lingard confident of delaying Man City’s Premier League title

With Manchester City needing to beat Manchester United at the weekend to wrap up the Premier League title, United midfielder Jesse Lingard is confident they can delay City’s title party.

United go into the game 16 points behind their rivals, who know that a win would take them 19 clear with just 18 points to play for.

However with Man City having lost to Liverpool in the Champions League, and Pep Guardiola already admitting he will play a ‘weakened’ side in the Manchester Derby.

However, Lingard believes his side have enough to get a result:

“We have played there before and performed and did well so I don’t see why we can’t do it again,” he told Sky Sports.

“The lads’ heads have to be right and we have to 100 per cent focused on our job and get the three points because that’s what we are playing for.

“You have to see it as just a game because if you let other things come into play it might affect your performance so you have to go into it like any other game. You have the lads beside you giving 100 per cent and as long as we perform on the day we can get the three points.”

The England international also also dispelled any suggestions that the United dressing room was low on confidence:

“I think confidence plays a massive part. If you go into a game confident you will try things and they will come off. Everything around confidence plays a part, at the moment we are all confident and looking forward to this weekend.

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