MANCHESTER UNITED forward Jesse Lingard says he is confident of a title challenge next season.
Lingard said caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has helped bring back ‘the old school Manchester United’ and that the club are now on the up following a disappointing start to the season under old boss Jose Mourinho.
Since he was appointed interim boss Solskjaer has won nine of his 10 matches in charge in all competitions which has seen United close the gap on the top four.
‘Solskjaer and Mike Phelan have brought back the old school Manchester United,’ the England international said.
‘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 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.’