Jesse Lingard: Solskjaer defends Englishman's role in Man United squad

Jesse Lingard: Solskjaer defends Englishman's role in Man United squad

- Jesse Lingard has been on the receiving end after parading lackluster performances

- A section of Man United fans have moved to demand for his dropping from the squad

- Solskjaer has however baked the Englishman to rediscover his spark

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thrown his weights behind Jesse Lingard amid criticism from fans who want the midfielder dropped from the squad.

The 26-year-old is one of the top Red Devils earners and has gone without scoring a goal for the club in months now.

His lackluster performances have seen fans turn on him, with the supporters questioning his continued selection into the team.

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The England international has started all three of United’s Premier League games so far but has struggled to make an impact.

He was partnered with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial upfront in United's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 24.

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But after struggling in front of goal, the 26-year-old was substituted in the 56th minute, with youngster Mason Greenwood taking his place.

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However, Solskjaer has appeared to back Lingard to rediscover his form, insisting the Englishman will remains a vital part of his plans.

When asked if has an issue with Lingard after the defeat to Palace, Solskjaer replied: "No, we stick together."

"Jesse has not scored any goals in our last three games, no. ‘But he’s been a big part of our team and he’ll keep continuing to be an important part," the Norwegian added. earlier reported that Manchester United suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season at Old Trafford following their 2-1 loss to visiting Crystal palace.

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A goal each from Jordan Ayew and Patrick Van Aanholt saw the away team overpower United in front of their home fans after regulation time.

While Daniel James' equaliser was a mere consolation after regulation period as it could not help salvage at least a point for the Red Devils.

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