Jesse: We must regroup for Arsenal game

Wednesday 20 April 2022 07:00

Jesse Lingard insists Manchester United can go into Saturday's game at Arsenal with a winning mindset, despite the disappointing away defeat to Liverpool.

The United winger, who entered the fray at Anfield as an early replacement for Paul Pogba, is calling for the team to take the same front-foot approach that was evident in the second half until the hosts pulled away and scored their third and fourth goals late on.

"There was nothing to lose. For us as players, we just had to press, stay up, stay high, press them and they'd make mistakes," said Lingard.
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"We were doing that for the first 25, 30 minutes [of the second half] and putting Liverpool under pressure. We nearly created some chances from that so we've got to start off with the right mindset of pressing and being intense from the get-go. Otherwise, you're going to fall back into shape and the other team is going to keep the ball so you've got to put pressure on the ball.

"Obviously Liverpool are a good team but I think in the second half we started a little bit brighter, we were on the front foot a bit more and it gave us that intensity."
Lingard believes the next few days on the training pitch at Carrington can have a galvanising effect as United prepare for a potentially decisive clash against Arsenal, one of our main rivals for a place in next season's Champions League.

"We've got a big game coming up. We've got to regroup fast this week, it's a big three points on Saturday," said Jesse.

"It's another free hit and we'll go there with the mindset of winning, staying on the front foot, being intense, doing the basics and having that energy to go and win the game. We need to work hard first before you can start playing. Win your individual battles and then you'll win the game hopefully.

"We'll work hard throughout this week. However we train reflects how we play, so we can increase the energy and intensity in training to help that."
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United's no.14 has only had sporadic opportunities in the side this season but he says he remains as committed as ever to the cause.

"I'm always ready. Coming on, I knew my role, I knew my job straightaway and I wanted to do my best for the team. Every time I step on the pitch, every time I put a United shirt on, I want to give 110 per cent. Bring energy to the team, do the pressing.

"For me, I just want to play football. It was great to play against Norwich, I enjoyed it. I was getting into the rhythm of the game but obviously got brought off. For this game, I was expecting to start again but then Paul got injured and I came on early enough to play most of the game anyway. I'm always ready, I'm always confident to play. As I said, as soon as I step on the pitch, I give 110 per cent for the shirt."
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Lingard would love nothing more than to play his part in giving the United fans a much better away day in north London at the weekend, than the tough Tuesday night they had to endure on Merseyside.

"It's horrible for the fans [losing to Liverpool]. You can feel their pain when we're on the pitch and you see the scoreline, 4-0, it's disappointing," he admitted.

"It's really disappointing and we can only say sorry to the fans. I know they back us through thick and thin which we appreciate as players."