The English forward has scored or assisted 10 goals in his last 11 games in all competitions. He’s in the best form of his life and has been a gamechanger in four games with his goals since the end of November.
He scored a screaming half-volley after taking just one touch from a Paul Pogba lay-off on the edge of the box to put Man United in front against Derby County in the FA Cup.
The Reds finished 2-0 winners but Lingard’s strike, which swerved beautifully into the top right corner, in the final 10 minutes was the gamechanging moment as United had been frustrated, despite creating a number of chances, in the opening 80 minutes.
“It was a great shot by Jesse Lingard in the top corner,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“He’s in a moment of confidence where things go well for him.
“He’s a good professional and a fantastic kid in the dressing room.”
The individual brilliance of Lingard changed the game for United yet again. He sealed a win for the Reds away at Watford with a wonderful solo goal, masterminded a ruthless win at the Emirates with two goals against Arsenal and scored a brace against Burnley to rescue a draw for United.
That’s all in the last six weeks. It’s been a stunning few weeks for him.