Lingard Has Not Scored A Premier League Goal In One Year

Jesse Lingard receives instructions from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before being substituted on.

Reuters/Lee Smith

Questioning his position on the pitch, Jesse Lingard has failed to bulge the back of the net for a year in the Premier League.

Getting the ball go over the bar, the attacking midfielder wasted a significant opportunity with which he could’ve produced an imbalance in the score table during the first half of United’s miserable clash against Watford today.

Having wasted that chance, Solskjaer subbed off Lingard for Paul Pogba later in the second half with his last goal contribution being an assist against Huddersfield on the Boxing Day of 2018.

And drawing out the statistics, it’s pretty apparent that the England international has gone a year without registering a single Premier League goal (2 goals vs. Cardiff City on 22nd Dec, 2018).

The performances he has been showcasing for the Old Trafford outfit is pretty much not up to the standards he displayed a year ago, the 27-year-old’s future in the Mancunian side doesn’t seem to under any threat for now with the winter window imminent.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the scapegoat at the moment, the right footer could use the latter half of this campaign to refocus and get his form straight to earn back the support he’s lost from the United fans.