Manchester United boss Solskjaer fires warning to Jesse Lingard

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Jesse Lingard that he needs to produce a better level of performance in order to command a regular starting role next season. The England international had an average 2018/19 season with the Red Devils and he ended the campaign with just five goals across all competitions.

For the current pre-season, Lingard has been a regular feature for the side without success and Solskjaer has cited that the attacker must seek an improvement in terms of the performances, he said:“Jesse has proved before with his big-game goals that he’s valuable. But of course I’m going to demand more of him. I think he will be the first one to know that his last season was not up to standard. What we have discussed can be between the two of us, but I expect more from him and he knows what I want. “Jesse knows what it is to be a Manchester United player. At times maybe he’s made one or two bad decisions but he’s made more good decisions than bad. He’s a top boy.”

United have already bolstered the squad with the recruitment of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James and the latter has been bought to strengthen the wider attacking department. Nonetheless, the club are still on the hunt for new recruits and reports suggest that they would make at least two more signings before the transfer deadline next month.

Leicester City’s Harry Maguire has recently been touted to make the move to Old Trafford to sort out the club’s concerns at the back. On the other hand, Bruno Fernandes from Sporting has also been eyed with Solskjaer keen on recruiting a creative midfielder. Fernandes had a tremendous 2018/19 season with Sporting where he contributed 32 goals and 18 assists across all competitions for the club. He was also part of Portugal’s success at the Nations League.