30/03/2018 11:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
Jesse Lingard says the Manchester United players are raring to go for the last few weeks of the season following the final international break of 2017/18.
Lingard was one of the Reds’ star performers during the most recent pre-World Cup friendlies, netting his first goal for England, in the 1-0 win over the Netherlands, and creating Jamie Vardy’s opener against Italy at Wembley.
Attentions now turn to the last six weeks of the campaign as Jose Mourinho’s men look to cement second place and seek FA Cup glory, and Lingard says the whole squad is ready for one more big push.
“We’re always ready,” he told MUTV. “As a player you just enjoy playing and you want to play every minute of each and every game you can. There is a lot of motivation for us as a team to go and win the FA Cup and maintain that second place in the league.
“We get days here and there to recover and that helps keep you sharp and after this break everyone is raring to go now.”
Lingard reflected on a memorable trip away with England before looking ahead to Saturday’s Premier League clash with Swansea City at Old Trafford, insisting only victory will do for the Reds.
“It’s vital. Obviously we’ve had ups and downs this season but when you win games it gives everyone that lift and if we can do that at the weekend it will stand us in good stead for the next one,” he…