That is the view of Manchester United and England star Jesse Lingard.United haven’t won the league since 2013 and despite high expectations under J
That is the view of Manchester United and England star Jesse Lingard.
United haven’t won the league since 2013 and despite high expectations under Jose Mourinho, the team failed to mount a serious challenge.
This year’s title race will be between two of United’s biggest rivals – Man City and Liverpool – and potentially Tottenham.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed caretaker boss in December, United have shown title-winning form, with nine wins from 10 games in all competitions.
Lingard has been one of several players to benefit from the arrival of Solskjaer.
And the midfielder feels United’s good form can be the catalyst to a return to the top of the league.
Lingard told the Daily Mail: “Solskjaer and Mike Phelan have brought back the old school Manchester United.
“They know the league and the club inside out so to pass that on and get us playing how we are has been perfect.
“Solskjaer is doing very well. Nobody can fault him.
“He has taken a lot on but he already knew what he was doing when he came in. He got the players backing him straight away.
“He told us there are big expectations and pressure at this club but we have to deal with it and play like a real United team.
“We will challenge for the title next season if we carry on how we are now. We’re back to basics and winning games by grinding out results or scoring a lot of goals.
“As long as we’re winning games that’s all that matters.”
United’s impressive form has put Solskjaer in contention for the manager’s full-time.
And Wayne Rooney feels the Norwegian deserves a chance if they don’t lure Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham.
He told CNN: “It’d be nice to see Ole Gunnar continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis.
“But if not, if the club go to choose from somewhere else, then I think Pochettino would be the right guy.”