Lingard said it was important to keep the momentum going as United’s players continue to love life under the Norwegian.
“It keeps the confidence going and we focus on the next game,” he added.
“It was always going to be a test. We knew that from the beginning. We put them on the back foot from the off and hopefully in the future we can start the second half like that as well.
“For us now we’ve got to keep looking forward. We’ve got another game against Brighton on Saturday and we need three points. We’ll see where we are at the end of the season.
“We’re very organised. We want to attack, we want to make those runs forward. The midfielders are running forward and we’re putting other teams under pressure. It’s working and we need to carry it on.”