Jesse Lingard is tipping today’s encounter with Tottenham Hotspur to be an absolute cracker, saying that not only are Manchester United are going to Wembley with the aim of winning, but to do so playing attacking football.
Manchester United have discarded the defensive shackles that had been placed upon them by Jose Mourinho to score 16 goals in their last five games under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Under the Norwegian, United have seen the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba really thrive, while despite not playing particularly well, Romelu Lukaku has scored three in his last three.
Solskjaer faces his first real test in charge this afternoon when he takes his United side to Wembley to face Spurs, a team who beat United 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season and could move to within six points of the top of the table with a win.
However, United playmaker Jesse Lingard has said that the Red Devils are full of confidence and that they head to the capital looking to take all three points.
“It’s going to be tough but, with the run we’ve been on at the moment and the form we’ve had, we back ourselves 100 per cent,” Lingard told MUTV.
“So, we go there with the full intention of winning and getting the three points. We’re on a great run at the moment, so to carry it on against Tottenham and to get the win would be perfect.”
Spurs have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks with the likes of Harry Kane and Heung Min Son being influential to their play, but Lingard added that United will not be abandoning their recent attacking freedom, and is tipping it to be an exciting encounter.
“It’ll be exciting. Obviously, as a Man United team, we’re there to entertain and get people off their seats, so that’s what we’ll be looking to do.
“They are always exciting games (against Tottenham). They have always been entertaining so hopefully we can put on a show and put on a performance.”