Twitter Reacts As Lingard Finishes 2019 Without A Single Goal Or Assist In The League

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their fourth goal.

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Manchester United fans have signed up for a roller-coaster ride which is seven years in the running. The club that once stood tall upon the echelons of English football have seen their fortunes wane in the recent years.

With the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at the club came a transition period that simply does not appear to be on the cusp of getting over.

Further still, the side is in desperate need of a guiding force and under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a semblance of that appears to be in place, albeit in an inconsistent manner.

Several players have faced the brunt of this lack of consistency and Jesse Lingard is certainly one to receive it hard, especially this season.

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A particularly woeful statistic pertaining to the English forward is that the academy graduate has not scored or assisted in the entirety of 2019 playing Premier League football for Manchester United, save a penalty goal in January against Burnley. To make matters worse, Lingard’s other singular goal in Europe too came against Astana.

Fans had a strong reaction to this, especially since Lingard keeps being handed the ‘potential’ card despite being 27 years of age.

 

Many have echoed the looming sentiment that perhaps the time is up for Lingard who has often been the direct source of the creative deficit at Old Trafford.

Recently, the player himself did open up about the difficult set of personal circumstances that may have been hindering his on-field performances.

While some fans did empathize with his situation, there does appear to be an overwhelming amount of displeasure regarding the player’s performances.

What will the upcoming decade hold for the once-promising academy graduate?