Lingard explains how Ibrahimovic’s arrival has improved him

Date published: Saturday 12th November 2016 1:07

Jesse Lingard: Trying hard to impress

Jesse Lingard: Trying hard to impress

Jesse Lingard believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival at Manchester United this summer has helped improved his attitude and mentality.

The academy product has become a vital part of the Manchester United squad under Jose Mourinho after becoming a regular last season under Louis van Gaal.

And while Lingard admits his main aim is simply to play well, he feels the signing of Ibrahimovic this summer has helped raise his game to another level.

“The mentality of wanting to win has come into my game more,” Lingard told Manchester United’s official website.

“Before games, my first thought was to play well but often if you get the win, the performance will come with it.

“When Zlatan came in, the first thing he said was he wants to win. Obviously that mentality rubs off on all the team.

“The players that have come in can help a lot. We’re still getting to know each other better, to learn off each other week in, week out.”

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