Outcast Lingard could leave Man Utd, admits Solskjaer

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 1 min read
Outcast Lingard could leave Man Utd, admits Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will sit down with Jesse Lingard to decide whether the midfielder leaves the club this month.

Lingard has been completely frozen out of the first-team reckoning this season, having made no Premier League appearances.

On Sunday, Lingard was again left out of the squad by Solskjaer as a rotated Man Utd team defeated Liverpool 3-2 in an FA Cup fourth round classic.

“Jesse trained this morning, he wasn’t in the squad,” Solskjaer said.

“So, of course, he wants to play football, we will have to see and I will sit down with Jesse and make a decision on what we’re going to do.

“So far, he’s been the ultimate professional, trained well with a small group this morning that were not in squad.

“I will sit down and see if anything comes up. I’m very happy to have him around us as I know he could have played today and done well.”

Lingard has been linked with a transfer to a number of clubs, including Everton, Tottenham, Leicester, Sheffield United, Leeds and West Brom.

The 28-year-old graduated from the Man Utd youth academy and has since gone on to score 33 goals in 210 appearances for the senior side.