Paul Scholes believes Ole Gunnar Solskajer will sell Jesse Lingard
The 27-year-old has endured a difficult season that saw him get dropped to the bench for the second half of the campaign.
He has however been in good nick of late. Lingard has now scored twice in two games. He scored United’s equalizer after Philipp Wiesinger gave LASK the lead at Old Trafford.
He was eventually taken off in the 63rd minute for Paul Pogba. This was Lingard’s second start for the club after the restart.
Scholes believes Lingard being taken off is a sign of his time at the club coming to an end. The fact that the United academy graduate failed to play 90 minutes in a match such as today convinced Scholes.
“When Ole took him off after an hour, I thought then that this is a sign that Ole probably is thinking of moving him on.”
United qualifying for the Champions League has once again brought us back to the big table. As a team that is used to fighting for the biggest prizes in world football, Scholes believes Lingard is not good enough.
“Lingard hasn’t been good enough really. Is he a starting XI player, if you are going to win the league and big trophies at Man United? I am not sure he is.”
Scholes was left unimpressed by Lingard’s performance on the night. He felt the 27-year-old’s goal helped disguise what was a sub-standard performance.
The United legend also expressed his belief that Lingard will not start the quarter-final clash against FC Copenhagen on Monday.
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Lingard could be one of the players United could cash in on this summer. Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Newcastle United have all been linked with a move for Lingard. (h/t Daily Mail)
Although Scholes believes Lingard still has much to offer, he expects it to come elsewhere, where he can play more regularly. Doing so can also help him get his spot in the England squad.