Manchester United Must “Rise Above” Their Critics As They Look To End a Tough Week on a High Against AFC Bournemouth on, according to Lingard

Manchester United Must “Rise Above” Their Critics As They Look To End a Tough Week on a High Against AFC Bournemouth on, according to Lingard

Louis van Gaal’s side were held 0-0 by West Ham United last Saturday, their fifth goalless draw in 10 matches, before being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday by a 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg.
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Lingard says the dressing room must remain positive, as United look for a win that will take them level on points with Leicester City before the Barclays Premier League leaders’ home encounter with Chelsea on Monday.
“Playing for Manchester United comes with a lot of pressure,” he told Viasat Sport. “If you’re out of a competition, you’re going to get critics, they’re going to start saying stuff. We’ve got to rise above that as a team, move on and concentrate on the next game.
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Manchester United must “rise above” their critics as they look to end a tough week on a high against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, according to Jesse Lingard.
Louis van Gaal’s side were held 0-0 by West Ham United last Saturday, their fifth goalless draw in 10 matches, before being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday by a 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg.
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Lingard says the dressing room must remain positive, as United look for a win that will take them level on points with Leicester City before the Barclays Premier League leaders’ home encounter with Chelsea on Monday.
“Playing for Manchester United comes with a lot of pressure,” he told Viasat Sport. “If you’re out of a competition, you’re going to get critics, they’re going to start saying stuff. We’ve got to rise above that as a team, move on and concentrate on the next game.
“We just need to stay positive. We’re creating a lot of chances, we’re just lacking that end product. But we’re working on it and hopefully that will come in the next game.”
Jesse Lingard scored his first BPL goal in the win against West Brom last month
Jesse Lingard scored his first BPL goal in the win against West Brom last month
AFC Bournemouth claimed their first win in 10 league matches, beating champions Chelsea 1-0 last Saturday.
An FA Cup third-round win in 1984, under Harry Redknapp, remains their only success against United but Matt Ritchie is determined to make life difficult for the visitors at the Vitality Stadium.
“We are at home and I would not have thought they will fancy it but it will be an experience for most of their players,” he told the BBC. “We will try and make it a tough day for them.”
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Van Gaal has confirmed Chris Smalling (groin) and Matteo Darmian (hamstring) will miss the match through injuries sustained at Wolfsburg.
Wayne Rooney (ankle), Marcos Rojo (shoulder) and Ander Herrera (hamstring) are also missing, while Bastian Schweinsteiger serves the first of a three-match ban.
Van Gaal stated that Morgan Schneiderlin (hip) was on his way back, while Smalling, Darmian and Herrera are expected to return before Christmas.
AFC Bournemouth could have Lee Tomlin (groin) and Sylvain Distin (illness) back, while Tommy Elphick (ankle) is progressing well from an ankle injury.
Mark Pugh (calf), Christian Atsu (shin) and Adam Federici (ankle) are set to be sidelined, along with Callum Wilson, Tyrone Mings and Max-Alain Gradel (all knee).

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