The Red Devils have sparked transfer talk around their £89 million record signing with their handling of his undoubted talent.
However, the player himself has now broken his silence about his situation by insisting that everything is OK between him and Mourinho.
"It's true [being benched] has never happened to me, but it can strengthen me".
"There is no problem with Mourinho". You have to go through these periods to make you stronger.
"I think he played like the team", he said. The dialogue is not broken, he is my coach and I respect all his choices.
Recently, Paul Pogba was linked with a move to Spanish champions Real Madrid.
He was then pressed on recent comments in which he confessed to wanting to play alongside Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar at some stage in his career.
Pogba said: "Not at all!"
Lingard has been in excellent form in recent weeks; his first goal for England in Amsterdam during the worldwide break was followed up by a man-of-the-match display in United's 2-0 win over Swansea on Saturday.
Lingard has made 24 Premier League appearances under Mourinho at Manchester United so far this season, contributing eight goals and four assists.
"This isn't a game, this is our living and we need to win and I think Paul's got to get that a bit more into his character".
The problem now is that football, especially at the top level, often seems more like a business than a sport and that often sees the average person priced out of going to see their team.
"Just because we are the French national team does not mean that we will win every game 5-0".