Manchester United managed to get one of their bogey fixtures out of the way with yet another three points under their belt yesterday; which is obviously a hugely positive thing going forward. The goals came courtesy of Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – but the game changed in the second half when subs were made.
One of the people hauled off was Jesse Lingard, and once again, you have to say that the 24-year-old struggled throughout the 90 minutes. West Ham’s combative style clearly made him uneasy, as he couldn’t really impose his game on their back four despite Bilic’s men being down to ten men.
The England international’s game was summed up as somehow, he managed to miss an open goal from two yards out as he hit the post. That sent the Manchester United fans into meltdown all over social media…
Check out some of the tweets regarding Jesse Lingard yesterday:
It didn't go in because Jesse Lingard couldn't finish his dinner https://t.co/Zrch90JKgU
— Ross Maher (@derker_bum) January 2, 2017
Seriously tho how did Jesse Lingard miss that chance I need answers
— ? (@RealistYves1) January 3, 2017
Playing with a man down is better than playing with Jesse Lingard in your XI.
— Vignesh (@Bhai__Bhai__) January 3, 2017
the biggest miss conception in football is that jesse lingard is a young lad who is still developing. he's 24 and he's not good enough. fact
— Gary Hill (@Gaz_House) January 3, 2017
Jesse Lingard really shouldn't be starting. He's a class below the rest of his peers. @JesseLingard
— Avant ⚽ (@Avant77) January 3, 2017
I love united but Jesse Lingard is a player that should be nowhere near the first team.
— Average (@Lejit_) January 3, 2017
At the end of the day, it really has been hit and miss with the man born in Warrington. Let’s not forget that he played supremely well against West Brom in an away game not so long ago, and on top of that he did score an absolute stunner to win us the FA Cup.
He stinks of Manchester United and he loves it here, and he is a very useful squad player. Do I think he should be starting every week? No, but he shouldn’t be sold either.