The Red Devils legend repeated his surprise when he saw an English international staying at Old Trafford during the summer transfer window
Jesse Lingard has been told to play ’40 -45 games per season ‘, with the Manchester United legend Gary Neville doubles his claim that English international ‘should’ have left ‘Old Trafford over the summer.
Despite the last window no agreement was reached West Ham are keen to land their former tenant permanently, and a talented 28-year-old is now confronted by fierce competition for places in the ranks of the Red Devils.
He got opportunities this season, with a match-winning attempt against the Hamers, last time due to a costly Champions League mistake in defeat against Young Boys, but Neville believes that a creative playmaker deserves a more regular role somewhere.
What was said?
Neville said Sky Sports: ‘I still insist he had to leave, but he has his moments. I was glad to see how he returned to what was happening in Europe in the middle of the week.
“Jumping back and scoring the winner is a fantastic moment for him. He has a good character, he is a very good player and I feel he should play 40-45 games per season.
“He will not get it at United in terms of the start of 90 minutes, but he is one of the players I feel United will benefit from. I just thought to Jesse that he should have left himself. United could have been better been teaming up with someone like Lingard in it.
What is Lingard’s position?
Lingard seems to have no regrets about missing another chance to go through the exits, with a view to ending a five-year wait on major silverware in 2021-22.
With his late strike against West Ham with a 2-1 win and 13 points from five Premier League games, Lingard said MUTV of ambition over the red half of Manchester: ‘You always have to start well and make a statement to the rest of the teams, and that’s what we did.
“The main goal, of course, is to win a trophy this season, and I think we have the depth of the team to be able to do that. The talent, everyone is hungry to play and everyone is working hard to practice in the team to come.
‘Everyone is always ready to play, so the sub-players need to be ready to make a difference.
“It’s always a tough game against West Ham, and it’s a little different to play it against each other, but we’ll go into the game confident.”
The English international added about his muted celebration against the Hammers, which helped get his career back on track last season: “They supported me in the loan period and gave me a good reception, so it was just right to get them back to pay. “
Who else secured the points against West Ham?
Although Lingard’s goal was the difference in London Stadium, there were still many twists and turns after an intrigue.
West Ham took the lead on home soil by Said Benrahma, only to see the evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo pull them back.
Lingard’s speaking contribution came in the 89th minute, but there was still time for Luke Shaw to concede a penalty, Mark Noble is suggested off the bench to get a kick kick, and David de Gea to save it as an exciting match is concluded.
When Lingard saw an international international goalkeeper from Spain save his first penalty in 41 attempts, he said: ‘David has always been an excellent penalty, and we had confidence in him, and we trusted him to save. do, what he did.
“There was a real togetherness and everyone was playing for each other; we were playing to win games and playing for our fans and staff so everyone was ready to play.”
United are back in action on Wednesday when they face West Ham in the third round of the Carabao Cup.