Jesse Lingard says Manchester United want to entertain vs Tottenham
Tottenham vs Manchester United is live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday from 4.15pm
Last Updated: 12/01/19 11:57am
Jesse Lingard wants to put on a show against Tottenham as Manchester United look to continue their excellent recent form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United caretaker-manager Solskjaer has emulated Sir Matt Busby's five-match winning start to life at the Old Trafford helm in all competitions, although the level of opponent has yet to provide the 1999 treble hero with a genuine test.
Sunday's Wembley clash with Tottenham, live on Sky Sports Premier League, is sure to be their toughest match to date, but Lingard expressed the confidence around the United squad after bonding further on a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
"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 said.
"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.
"It'll be exciting. 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 will be hoping to continue his own fine form after a stop-start opening few months.
The England attacking midfielder netted four times over the last five weeks and has fond memories of Wembley, where he has scored in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Community Shield showpieces as well as shone for his country.
"I think it's very important," Lingard said of his goal return.
"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."