Jesse Lingard explains why players feel confident under Jose Mourinho

by Tanveer Arayan

Jesse Lingard insists players feel confident under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United because there is a real togetherness amongst the squad.

Man United are challenging on four fronts in the EFL Cup, the FA Cup, the Europa League and have done a brilliant job of closing the gap on the top four in the Premier League as they currently sit four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

The Englishman has played a vital role under the Portuguese boss, playing 20 times this season and insists that the club are full of confidence having lost just one game since October.

Speaking about the situation at the club, Lingard claims Mourinho has got all of the players talking more than before.

“The lads and everyone are very confident at the moment,” he said. “Everyone is on a roll at the moment.

“It’s the team spirit, winning matches, there’s a real togetherness in the squad, we’ve really gelled in the last three or four months.

“Everyone speaks to everyone, we’ve really come together, and starting to show it on the field too.

“Mourinho’s still the same, he’s laidback, but when things aren’t going his way obviously he’ll tell you. The lads are still trying to impress him, and still get a feel for it.

“The squad is coming together, the manager is coming together, and it’s a great feeling at the moment.

“We’ve got the strength in depth to rotate. Everybody works so hard on the training pitch and then obviously it is down to the manager to rotate.

“But as long as you work hard, you’re patient, and when your chance comes, don’t disappoint and perform.”

Mourinho has done a brilliant job since he took over in the summer and the players seem more confident in their ability under the Portuguese boss on and off the pitch.

They seem happier with his tactics and are performing better as they look to impress the manager and earn themselves a run of games.

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