Lingard: We want to put on a show against Spurs
Jesse Lingard knows it is Manchester United's duty to entertain the fans and he is determined to put on a show against Tottenham.
The Reds, who have been on a warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week, face a tough test against third-placed Spurs at Wembley Stadium.
Yet the squad is confident following an impressive run of five consecutive wins, and hoping to register a sixth under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“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 us in Dubai.
“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.”
Matches between United and Spurs have produced some memorable spectacles and lots of goals down the years.
Given the fact both teams have attacking weapons all over the pitch, Jesse expects it to be another terrific contest this weekend and vows that the Reds will look to give the fans another positive attack-minded display.
“It’ll be exciting,” our no.14 told us.
“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.”
Lingard has been in sensational form on a personal level, with all four of his goals and two of his three assists this season coming since the start of December.
Jesse is happy with the way he’s been playing and believes contributing in the final third is key as a forward.
“I think it’s very important,” he said.
“Obviously as an attacking player, goals, assists and winning matches are the most important things and us as forwards have been doing well at the moment. Hopefully we can carry it on for the rest of the season.”
Jesse, who has been involved in four of Solskjaer’s five games so far, netted against Spurs at Academy level in the 2012/13 season.
But the England international will be hoping to score against the north London outfit for the first time as a first-team player and continue his impressive goalscoring record for club and country at Wembley.
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