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19 Nov 2019, 00:14 IST
We’re now 4 months into the 2019/20 season and for probably the most half, it’s been a combined bag for Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet have seen a few brilliant moments – the emergence of Daniel James, the 4-Zero win over Chelsea on the opening day – however there’s been plenty of doom and gloom too, largely as a consequence of some poor outcomes each within the Premier League and in Europe too.
Whereas some gamers have shined – the afore-mentioned James, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay to call three – and big-money signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have settled nicely, some others have undoubtedly struggled, too.
Listed here are three Manchester United gamers who’ve flopped this season.
#1 Jesse Lingard
The type of attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard has seemed to be in free-fall for a while, and in a vastly worrying statistic, he has did not register both a aim or an help for his membership in Premier League motion for the reason that starting of 2019. The place the 26-year previous was as soon as thought of a key participant at Previous Trafford, nowadays it’s changing into onerous to justify his inclusion in United’s beginning XI in any respect.
It’s complicated, too; anybody would assume that Lingard’s model of play could be well-suited to the swift, counter-attacking sport that Solskjaer has regarded to impose on his workforce, and but that merely hasn’t been the case. By some means, the England man has even fallen behind Andreas Pereira within the pecking order, and also you now want to return to September’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal to seek out his final league begin.
It’s hardly a shock he’s additionally fallen out of favour with the England nationwide facet, however for a participant who turns 27 in December, is there actually the time for him to show it round? Lingard would hope so, however along with his contract at Previous Trafford additionally as a consequence of expire in the summertime of 2021 – and no new provide at the moment on the desk – his time at United could possibly be waning.
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