Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes Jesse Lingard can prove worthy of a new contract, the players deal is due to expire at the end of next season.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes that Jesse Lingard will be able to turn up as a ‘vital’ part of his side, in the midst of uncertainty about the future of the attacker at the club.
To start a Premier League match Solskjaer hasn’t selected Lingard since New Year’s Day and in the Norwegian’s first game in the caretaker charge, the academy graduate last scored in the league back in December 2018.
Bruno Fernandes arrived in January from Sporting Lisbon, later the England international slipped even further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
And although Solskjaer says he is optimistic that Lingard remains non-committal about his future at United and he will be able to return to being the player who in the past has scored vital goals for the club, say Daily Star.
“He has come back after the lockdown with a smile on his face and loads of energy,” Solskjaer said of Lingard. “Last week he fell ill for a couple of days but we have done all the tests and he’s fine. He will be involved against Norwich now.”
“Hopefully he can kick on. He has scored vital goals for us and has been a vital player for us. Let’s see what the future will hold. At the moment he is looking really sharp and focused.”