Jesse Lingard truth bomb dropped by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s win over Villareal
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Jesse Lingard didn’t like coming off the bench against Villareal.
The pair has scored against West Ham earlier this month and recently against Villareal, Lingard checked in as a sub and provided a beautiful assist to Ronaldo to seal the victory over the Spanish side.
Though it was another exciting day at Old Trafford, Manchester United boss Solskjaer revealed that Lingard was “unhappy” that his minutes were reduced.
According to Solskjaer, he understands Lingard’s sentiment but the important thing is that the 28-year-old is still very good at playing his role.
“Jesse [Lingard] is unhappy at not playing more,” Solskjaer said after the game via Metro. “But you come on and make an impact. That’s what you do when you’re a sub at this level.”
This season, Lingard has yet to start a single Englishe Premier League and UEFA Champions League game for Manchester United.
The lack of playing time was already what Lingard was complaining about last season before he was sent out on loan to West Ham United. With the Hammers, he flourished and bagged a remarkable nine goals in 16 matches.
Despite the apparent interest from West Ham, the club was told that the attacker will stay at Manchester United.
“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] made it clear to me quite early in the transfer window that he wanted to keep him,” West Ham manager David Moyes earlier said of Lingard.
“So I knew pretty early in the transfer window that he was staying at Manchester United,” he added. “I had a private conversation with Ole who made it clear that he was staying.”