Jesse Lingard has reflected on Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Watford this weekend, which saw us go top of the table for a few hours, before Leicester won.

However, the defeats for Manchester City and Arsenal meant that we are now above them in the table

It’s massive. It’s a bit of a statement to the other teams, who will look at this and see we’ve won. It puts a bit more pressure on them, but it’s a good feeling to be back up there. It was a great way to end the game. I thought it was a scrappy match overall, the conditions didn’t help, but we had to keep our concentration throughout and it’s great to get the win.

We created a lot of chances, and personally I should have scored a couple of clear-cut chances. I’ve obviously got to work on that but it’s great to see Basti at the back post to stick one in at the end. It’s been a long time coming for him, and he’s deserved it.

Lingard has acknowledged that United are having to contend with lots of injuries at the moment but has faith that we will get through this busy Christmas period.

There are a lot of games coming up, we’ve got a lot of injuries at the moment and have to adapt to that, I thought we did that well today. As long as we win as many games as we can over Christmas, I think we’ll be fine.