Solskjaer demands more from under performing Jesse Lingard
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged underperforming Jesse Lingard to up his game as the team gears for the new season.
Despite Solskjaer giving Lingard a clean slate in their pre-season preps, he has urged the 26-year-old to do more with United not looking short in midfield options should the gaffer feel to bench their academy graduate.
“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 expect,” Solskjaer said.
Lingard hasn’t scored since January and recently received unwanted publicity over a crude social media post during a holiday in America but is said to have responded well to a second chance and been near the top of United's physical testing on tour in Australia and Singapore.