Jesse Lingard explains how his role at Manchester United has changed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_imgJesse Lingard explains how his role at Manchester United has changed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still unbeaten as Manchester United manager (Getty Images)Speaking to Squawka, he said: ‘It’s a different role – it’s like a false nine I would say. It’s an enjoyable role as you’re free most times.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can hit teams on the counter-attack fast and you always have a player either side of you so it’s perfect for me. You’re closer to the goal, you’re going to get more opportunities to score and help the team.‘Mike [Phelan] and Kieran [McKenna] take a lot of the tactics and they’ve been great. Everyone has really taken to Ole and Mike and we’re enjoying life at the moment.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMarcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have taken most of the plaudits for United’s upturn in form since Solskjaer was appointed but Lingard has also been an integral part of his plans too, starting all but two of the Norwegian’s ten games in charge.The England international seems to be flourishing under Solskjaer and appeared to take a dig at his former manager Jose Mourinho by saying: ‘We are back to winning ways now and that’s the way it should be.‘Ole has been great since he has come in and he has got the lads working hard. He has got his structure and organisation in the team. We are back to our football and winning games.’United are still unbeaten under their caretaker manager winning nine of their ten games and drawing the other to Burnley and that form has propelled them back into top-four contention with only two points separating them from fourth place Chelsea.They face Fulham at Craven Cottage in the early kick-off on Saturday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 10:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Jesse Lingard was on the scoresheet as Manchester United beat Arsenal at the Emirates (Getty Images)Jesse Lingard has admitted that he is enjoying playing in a new false 9 role for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The 26-year-old has been one of United’s most impressive performers since Solskjaer took charge, scoring three goals and providing two assists in nine games.One of those goals came during United’s impressive 3-1 FA Cup win over Arsenal at the Emirates in a performance characterised by United’s counter-attacking threat with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial also getting on the scoresheet.Solskjaer has placed a big emphasis on counter-attacking during his time in charge and Lingard feels that style of play is perfectly suited to him as he has a greater license to get into dangerous attacking positions.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more