United are yet to taste defeat under Solskjaer and Lingard has tipped him to land the job permanently
Jesse Lingard believes Manchester United can battle for the title next season following their revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian has overseen an impressive unbeaten run at Old Trafford to boost his chances of landing the job on a permanent basis.
United are now firmly back in the race for the top four but Lingard is aiming for more next season.
And he has revealed how Solskjaer’s approach is proving to be a hit inside the Old Trafford dressing room.
“Solskjaer and Mike Phelan have brought back the old school Manchester United . They know the league and the club inside out so to pass that on and get us playing how we are has been perfect,” Lingard told the Mail.
“Solskjaer is doing very well. Nobody can fault him. He has taken a lot on but he already knew what he was doing when he came in. He got the players backing him straight away.
“He told us there are big expectations and pressure at this club but we have to deal with it and play like a real United team. We will challenge for the title next season if we carry on how we are now.”
Mauricio Pochettino remains in the running for the post but Solskjaer is believed to be in pole position amid fears United won’t be able to lure the Spurs boss.
Mirror Sport understands the former Old Trafford striker could land the job if he secures a top four finish and Champions League football.