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.