Solskjaer’s men enjoyed a 4-1 show against Newcastle United with Jesse Lingard coming off the bench to seal the victory with an end-time strike
One could be wondering how Jesse Lingard managed such small space he was opened to so judiciously that he controlled before firing past Woodman.
United although were already 2 goals up before Lingard was handed a chance following his superb display during National duties.
The 28-year-old having improved so well didn’t waste time to do the most important thing in a match as he quickly stroke past Newcastle’s goal stopper.
Despite being a goal in addition to an already established victory, it’s clearly more than a morale booster and doubt clearer for Jesse Lingard’s Man United career.
Lingard was heavily linked to an exit last summer with both Aston Villa and West Ham United pushing strongly until the last day to make a move happen.
United maintained their stance on not to let the player leave as Ole claimed to have him still in his project for the club.
Ronaldo returning even increased the doubts of seeing Lingard play for United again but surprisingly the player was handed an opportunity on Saturday which he brilliantly turned into gold.
This incident alone is one that has put Solskjaer on the thinking space as he did comment on Lingard’s performance and situation at the club;
“Jesse [Lingard] has had his hard times and he is a lovely boy, or man now,” Solskjaer said.
“He was allowed to go out [on loan]. I could have kept him because I know how good a player he is but he showed everyone with West Ham and England what kind of player he is.”
“He [Lingard] is a mufc fan. He has grown up with the Man United kit on himself since he was a baby so I am so pleased for him and he is a top top player and person.”
Lingard will be hoping for more minutes to continue proving himself when United take on Young Boys on Tuesday, 14th September, 2021 for their UEFA Champions League Group Stages game.