Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has acknowledged that he has experienced a difficult 2019/2020 season with the club. The England international scored the club’s final goal of the Premier League season at Leicester City, but that was his first goalscoring contribution in the top-flight since the beginning of 2019.
Following the game, the United graduate accepted that he had a different campaign with the Red Devils where he was lost as a player, he told: “This season has been difficult for so many reasons. I lost who I was as a player and person, but I never wanted to give up, I knew who I really was on and off the pitch and knew that having been there before I could get there again. I know the fans have been frustrated but in all this time my love for this club and everyone connected to it has never left me. This team, this club is my family and I will continue to keep working harder than ever to help this team achieve its goals.”
Lingard has only 11 months remaining on his contract with the Red Devils but they have the option to extend his stay for another year. The versatile attacker has been attracting interest from the likes of Everton and West Ham United, but The Times claims that he could invite more attention, suppose he impresses in the Europa League next month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to play some of the fringe players during the backend of the competition and Lingard is one of those, who has been tipped to command a starting spot. The club are hopeful that the forward can find his form such that they can recoup reasonable funds through his sale. The Red Devils are scheduled to host LASK during the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. They hold a comfortable 5-0 lead from the reverse fixture.