The midfielder scored from the other side but that was not sufficient to impress the club legend
Paul Scholes has criticised Jesse Lingard following Wednesday’s Europa League triumph over LASK, saying the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t been great enough lately.
That criticism came Lingard scoring his side’s opener from the Communist club on a night where Man Utd won 2-1 to seal a place in the quarter-finals using a 7-1 aggregate success.
Lingard scored in the 57th moment but was shot from the game minutes afterwards, a movement that Scholes stated was telling and might indicate he might be leaving the club at the off-season.
“Lately, he has not been great enough,” Scholes said on BT Sport of all Lingard. “To deliver him off after an hour once he certainly won’t begin on Monday which was a tiny signal, and Fred too, which he [manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] could be getting rid of these.
“I understand what he is capable of, but at United he has simply come to be a team participant. Unless there are a great deal of injuries I do not see Jesse obtaining a streak of matches.
“I like Jesse, but that I can not find him getting a streak of matches.”
Lingard was a regular in the group under Solskjaer this year but has begun just 20 of his 39 looks in all competitions.
The 27-year old, whose contract expires at the end of next year, has netted four goals this period, including only one in the Premier League.
Lingard’s dip in form in addition to the coming end of his deal at Old Trafford has seen him connected with a exit from Man Utd, a team where he climbed through the youth ranks to be a first-team celebrity.
Last month that the England global dealt with his future with the team, stating he’s optimistic he will be in Old Trafford for Several Years to come
“Like I say, I have been at United for so long and I really like it and I will keep on enjoying it,” Lingard informed the Manchester Evening News.
“I train with a grin and move in with a grin since it is my job and I love everything I do and I really like the club too.”
After progressing past the past 16 of this Europa League, Man Utd will confront Copenhagen from the single-leg quarter-final on Monday at Cologne, Germany.