Lingard: We can win many trophies

Date published: 16 August 2017


JESSE Lingard believes "anything is possible" at Jose Mourinho's Manchester United this season.

The three years that immediately followed Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement were as frustrating as they were uninspiring for the Old Trafford faithful, but the club now appear to be back on an upward trajectory.

EFL Cup, Community Shield and Europa League glory in Mourinho's first season largely overshadowed their sixth-placed Premier League finish, but there is now a requirement to kick on further.

Sunday's 4-0 thrashing of West Ham was an impressive marker at the start of the domestic campaign and Lingard believes exciting times lie ahead at Old Trafford.

"It has been a long time since we've beaten a team 3-0, 4-0 at Old Trafford," the winger said.

"It's a good start for us. I think anything is possible. If we really put our minds to it and really knuckle down, I think anything is possible.

"We're obviously back in the Champions League this season so there's many more trophies we can win."

United have the strength in depth to challenge and their summer acquisitions have brought an extra edge to the side.

Romelu Lukaku, signed in for an initial £75million, has hit three goals in two competitive matches, while defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic already looks a wily acquisition.

"You see the pace of Rashy (Marcus Rashford) and the power of Rom," Lingard said. "That link-up over the course of the season will become stronger.

"(Matic) is taller than I originally thought! Obviously you don't really watch a lot of other teams, but you see what he can bring: he stabilises the play, he breaks up the play."


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