Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard says that winning three trophies (he is counting the Community Shield) has changed the atmosphere in the dressing-room.
United certainly looked like a different prospect on Sunday against West Ham, when Lingard played just a few minutes of the 4-0 win.
“There’s a lot of confidence flying around at the moment and it’s good that we can stick together and be a part of it,” Lingard said.
“Even the lads who weren’t involved at the weekend still played a big part in the win.”
Asked if the mood has changed in the dressing room, Lingard said: “You could say that. We’ve come off the back of three trophies, so the confidence is flowing.
“The group that we had it was easy for players to settle in, the likes of Rom [Lukaku] and Victor [Lindelof], it was always going to be easy for them. They’re very down to earth guys and they want to work hard on the training pitch.”
At 5’9″, Lingard is one of the shorter players but he said: “It’s a very tall dressing room but you’ve got to handle yourself and let them score the headers.
“I didn’t really watch Matic much last season but you can see what he can bring to the team. He’s a player that’s very stable on the ball and can keep it ticking over for us.
“We know Nemanja is a different midfield player and he can just feed the ball to Paul and the other midfield players and let them play their own game. He can sit back and stabilise the play for us.”