West Ham signing Jesse Lingard vows to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho’s mentality

Jesse Lingard vows to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho’s mentality to West Ham as he insists ‘I know what it is like to win’ after promising start to his loan spell under David Moyes

  • Jesse Lingard has flown out the blocks since joining West Ham United on loan
  • The 28-year-old scored a double on debut and impressed on Monday evening
  • Lingard believes he can bring a winning mentality to the club this season
  • He’s worked with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho at Man Utd

Jesse Lingard insists he can bring a winning mentality to West Ham after learning off the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho during his time at Manchester United.

The 28-year-old, who barely had a look-in at Old Trafford this season, joined the Hammers on loan last month and made a lightning start, scoring twice on his debut at Aston Villa.

After impressing again in Monday’s win against Sheffield United, the attacking midfielder believes he can bring something different to the West Ham squad as they look to challenge for a shock top-four place this season.

Jesse Lingard has made a flying start at West Ham since joining on loan from Manchester Utd

Jesse Lingard has made a flying start at West Ham since joining on loan from Manchester Utd

Jesse Lingard has made a flying start at West Ham since joining on loan from Manchester Utd

Lingard played alongside Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic for 18 months at Old Trafford

Lingard played alongside Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic for 18 months at Old Trafford

Lingard developed into a regular England international while working under Jose Mourinho

Lingard developed into a regular England international while working under Jose Mourinho

Lingard worked with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) and Jose Mourinho (right) for two years

‘When Zlatan came in he was the perfect example of wanting to win, Jose as well he wanted to win,’ Lingard told BT Sport.

‘It rubbed off on the likes of me and Marcus [Rashford], I can bring that experience to West Ham.

‘I know what it is like to win, it is that focus and mindset of going into each game and winning.’

Lingard worked with both Ibrahimovic and Mourinho from 2016-2018, as they all won the League Cup and Europa League together in 2017.

Moyes, who worked with Lingard during his own time in charge at United from 2013-2014, also believes the midfielder can offer his side something different as they look to push on this season.

Lingard scored two goals on his West Ham debut in a victory at Aston Villa on February 3

Lingard scored two goals on his West Ham debut in a victory at Aston Villa on February 3

Lingard scored two goals on his West Ham debut in a victory at Aston Villa on February 3

‘I think Jesse’s ability has always been there, it was only a year or so ago that he was an England international,’ Moyes said, after the 3-0 win against the Blades on Monday.

‘Overall he is a talented football player and we knew he could give us something different in the final third to add competition. There was a period when we weren’t quite creative enough and I thought Jesse could give us a little bit of that.

‘In the couple of games he has played he has done very well and hopefully the more he plays, the more he gets used to us, the more we get used to him he continues to improve.’

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