Jesse Lingard's scoring form is a result of working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic after training, Old Trafford insiders have revealed.

Lingard learning Zlat's ways

Lingard learning Zlat's ways

The Manchester United midfielder took his tally for this season to 10 goals in the New Year's Day win at Everton - his sixth goal since the start of December.

And the Red Devils' staff say it hasn't come as a complete surprise, since the 25-year-old took it upon himself to improve his eye for goal with the help of his striker colleagues.

In particular, the England international has gotten close to Ibrahimovic, working with the Swedish striker legend after the main training sessions have finished up at the club's Carrington training HQ.

Lingard's attitude and commitment to the cause has certainly impressed manager Jose Mourinho, who has continued to make the Warrington-born player a regular starter in the last few weeks.

United insiders state Lingard has attempted to tap in to how Zlatan and fellow team-mate Romelu Lukaku take certain goalscoring opportunities, which certainly appears to now be reaping dividends.

The academy graduate was rewarded with a new four-year deal worth £100,000 per week last April and Mourinho's staff feel that is not the only penny which has since dropped since he penned it.