Manchester united’s coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has declared his support for Jesse Lingard who has had a poor start to the season and in recent times. But Ole has insisted that the midfielder's "energy" is important to the club’s style of play.
When asked if he was concerned about Lingard's early season form, Solskjaer said: "No. We stick together.
"Jesse's not scored any goals in the last three games, no, but he's been a big part of our team and will continue being an important part.
"The energy he gives us is lively, but we felt Mason [Greenwood] had to come on and create something and we'll see more of Mason."
The 26-year-old Jesse Lingard has been heavily criticized for being woeful in Manchester United’s attack, struggling to stamp his authority on the field of play in the last three games against Chelsea, Wolves and Crystal Palace. His performance was abysmal in Manchester united’s 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace and was substituted in the 56th minute.
Last season, Lingard scored only five goals in all games and has never scored in the Premier League since Solskjaer's first game in temporary charge against Cardiff City in December 2018. Ole Gunar Solskjaer, however, remains adamant that Lingard will remain an integral part of his side.
Ole also promised to infuse 17-year-old Mason Greenwood, who replaced Lingard in the 56th minute, against Palace, saying the youngster is also pushing for more playing time.