18 Jan Man United’s Solskjaer, Lingard in battle over potential transfer
Jesse Lingard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in a tug-of-war over the Manchester United midfielder’s future, sources have advised Football4cast.
Lingard is determined to seek out common first-team football after making simply three appearances to date this season. Solskjaer is sympathetic to the 28-year-old’s state of affairs however is eager to maintain him at Outdated Trafford this month as he prepares for a busy second half of the season with video games in three competitions.
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United have exercised a one-year extension in Lingard’s contract that can hold him on the membership till 2022 however he stays eager to play usually after falling down the pecking order below Solskjaer.
He impressed from the beginning within the 1-Zero win over Watford within the FA Cup third spherical however was ignored of the squad for the next two video games towards Burnley and Liverpool. His solely different begin this season got here within the 3-Zero win over Luton within the Carabao Cup in September.
Lingard, capped 24 instances by England and a starter on the 2018 World Cup, has loads of suitors within the Premier League and overseas. Marseille, Porto, Inter Milan, Good, Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield United and West Ham United have all registered an curiosity however United haven’t but supplied a definitive reply as as to whether the previous academy graduate is offered.
Solskjaer has already allowed Timothy Fosu-Mensah to affix Bayer Leverkusen and given Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero permission to talk to different golf equipment — and the Norwegian is aware of shedding too many squad gamers in January forward of a busy schedule within the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League between now and Could.
United might play as many as 34 video games earlier than the tip of season in the event that they attain the finals of the FA Cup and Europa League.
Solskjaer and Lingard, who cut up from agent Mino Raiola in November and is now represented by members of the family, have maintained an excellent relationship and the United boss has been impressed with Lingard’s dedication and dedication in coaching regardless of his spell out of the team whereas sources have advised Football4cast that Lingard usually tops the efficiency information stats in coaching.