Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lingard: It's Just like Playing with Your Mates in Park

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lingard: It's Just like Playing with Your Mates in Park

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PAUL Pogba is energising United and putting the fun into the Reds' dressing room.

The Frenchman's infectious personality has had a positive effect on Jose Mourinho's squad since he returned to the club last summer in a world record £89m deal.

Jesse Lingard was a 2011 United FA Youth Cup winner in the same side as Pogba before he left to join Juventus in 2012.

And the midfielder's return to the fold has had a major impact on the atmosphere in the United camp.

"He's settled back in, he's a fun, vibrant lad and gives a lot of good energy off, especially in the changing room," Lingard said.

"He can make the atmosphere very good before games and really get you on it. It's a great atmosphere. It is like playing with your friends in the park, but obviously with an objective to win the game. …

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