Manchester United arrived at Emirates with confidence in abundance having secured victory in their two previous matches. However, Arsenal got the better of the Mancunians, as they were thwarted away with the match concluding 2-0 in the favour of the Gunners.
One of the key figures who failed to make a mark, or rather played woefully was United’s Jesse Lingard. The Englishman has had a disastrous year, even earning the title of not contributing the club in tallies – goals nor assists, in the Premier League in 2019.
The 27-year-old’s lacklustre performance forced the club manager to sub him off early in the latter half, with Andreas Pereira coming in to make an impact. Nevertheless, the second half of the game witnessed no goals, as Arsenal sealed the fixture with those two goals registered in the first half.
Prior to being taken off from the pitch, a beIN Sports commentator had reportedly blasted the England international owing to the unsatisfactory form the midfielder has been showcasing.
The commentator asserted: “If I was the manager, I would send Jesse Lingard home at half-time.”
“He doesn’t create any chances for Manchester United, he’s just taking up space on the pitch.”
Furthermore, there seems to be a whole set of audience who are frustrated because of the right footer. The United supporters have flooded Twitter with poor remarks and unsatisfactory reactions following the fixture at Emirates.
Although it remains true that the talented midfielder revealed last month that his poor form was induced by the fact that he was taking care of his younger siblings, with his mother suffering from a serious illness, the substandard performances he’s displaying is not fit for the English club.
Regardless, it’s possible that the United asset won’t face any troubles concerning his future at the Theatre of Dreams, as the player had proclaimed that the club gaffer Solskjaer was indeed supportive when he expressed his issues.