Lingard’s ‘time is up’ at Man Utd
Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov says that Jesse Lingard’s time at the club is over and advised him to find a new team.
Lingard has fallen way down the pecking order this season at Old Trafford, making just three appearances in all competitions – with none of these in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old’s contract expires at the end of next season but he has been heavily linked with a transfer during the January window.
“Honestly, his time is up. He’s not playing. He had his chances to shine, to prove how good he is, how good he can be,” Berbatov told Stadium Astro.
“It shows that, for the moment, Ole does not trust him enough to play him. And honestly, he doesn’t have anywhere to play in the team right now.
“So when you’ve been so long in one team and at 28 you have to look back and say, ‘Did I achieve enough? Am I happy with what I’ve done here? Is my time up?’
“So I think he needs to move, he needs to go somewhere else to play.
“It’s going to be a lesser team than United, but as long as he gets more playing time to get back to doing what he can do. I remember him starting for England and scoring goals for England.
“But now that is all gone in my opinion and he needs to rediscover some of the form that he used to have before.”
Lingard came through the Manchester United youth academy and made his senior debut in the 2014/15 season.
He has since gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club, scoring 33 goals in all competitions.