Andrei Kanchelskis has lauded the praise on Jesse Lingard, despite the Englishman barely featuring for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this term.
Not too long ago, Jesse Lingard was flourishing under Jose Mourinho’s management. The attacker was banging in the goals for fun, providing bucketloads of assists and proved himself as a regular starter for the Old Trafford club.
Fast-forward a couple of years and after some bad form, Lingard can’t get himself into the side. He’s only featured for the Red Devils twice this term, both appearances coming in the Carabao Cup…
Not too long ago, we covered a claim which suggested United were keen to keep Lingard at the club, which seems strange given the 27-year-old’s lack of minutes.
However, Lingard’s talent has always been there, with ex-Red Devil Andrei Kanchelskis heaping the praise on the out-of-favour United star, labelling him a great player – but one who needs to find consistency within his game.
Check out what Kanchelskis had to say here:
“For me he’s a great player, and I think the problem for him is that he is not playing every game at the same level, like a Dennis Irwin. He needs to maintain the same level. He plays excellent football one game and then has a terrible game the next.” Kanchelskis told AmericanGambler exclusively.
It’s interesting just how highly Kanchelskis still rates Lingard, though it’s true. The Warrington-born-winger can go from looking world-class in one match, to stringing together four or five bad performances in a row.
The problem for me is that he’s 27 now and not getting any younger. How long do we give him to work on consistency? Before you know it, he’ll be the wrong side of 30 and United are stuck with a struggling player on a hefty wage.
In our opinion, United should call it quits on Lingard as it makes sense for all involved. If he moved away, he’d be able to play regularly, United would get his hefty wages off the books and the buying club would be getting a solid player with a perfect attitude.,,