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United Players Will Thrive in Derby- Lingard
It’s not just about three points, bragging rights over the other team in the city is involved, Manchester United Jesse Lingard has no doubts that the Red Devils players will thrive on the pressure of today’s derby clash against Manchester City.
United go into the mouth-watering meeting nine points behind Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders, but make the short trip to the Etihad Stadium full of confidence after three wins in a row.
The latest of those was a dramatic 2-1 Champions League victory over Juventus on Wednesday, which saw United score twice in the last four minutes, and Lingard – who played the final 20 minutes in Turin – has faith that his team-mates will be fired up for the chance to inflict a first league defeat of the campaign on their city rivals.
“I think these big games are what you play for,” he told MUTV.
“The more pressure there is, you fire off that pressure. They’re the games you want to be involved in, like everyone else.
“The most important thing is to believe, in ourselves, that we can do it. I believe in this team.”