Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Jesse Lingard is not a happy man due to the lack of playing time in this season so far. Lingard returned to The Red Devils over the summer following a staggering loan at West Ham in the second half of the season that saved his stalling career. Since his return to United, he has only started in the Carabao Cup. In that match Manchester United was defeated by West Ham. Lingard had not played at all in the first half of the last season and he has been slipping out of favour since 2019. Now he had to play as a substitute since his return to Old Trafford.
Jesse Lingard manenos Young Boys 💉 💉 pic.twitter.com/JWH1NNYf2d
— ALLAN_NYASH (@AllanNyash) September 15, 2021
Apart from the costly error against Young Boys, Lingard has a very positive impact on the team’s performance. He scored the last goal in the injury time against Newcastle United. He scored the late winner against West Ham United in the Premier League match and then provided the most important assist to Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Champions League game against Villarreal.
It is still uncertain that after such impact, Lingard who started playing for Manchester United at the age of seven will grab the starting spot when United will host Everton in the Premier League game at the coming weekend. Lingard is keeping his options open and the reports are that he is intending to give himself until January to cement hos place at Manchester United.
After the Champions League win against Villarreal, Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said, “Jesse is unhappy at not playing more. But you come on and make an impact. That’s what you do when you’re a sub at this level,”