What Solskjaer Shouted At Lingard During The Manchester Derby

Man Utd interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match with Jesse Lingard.

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Manchester United did secure a 1-0 win last night when they squared off against their domestic rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semifinal, only to lose to their opposition in the aggregate board as Pep Guardiola got the better of their rivals in the first leg.

The Citizens managed to dominate in terms of possession, although Nemanja Matic presented the Red Devils with a first half goal which got them the lead. The scoreline then stood fixed with no updation required as both the clubs reached a deadlock.

The match featured a red card, sending off the only goalscorer from the field, disappointing the United manager a bit further.

Nevertheless, a key aspect of the game everyone seems to have now noticed is the fact that Solskjaer was shouting at Jesse Lingard before the Englishman was subbed off. Breaking a year long domestic goal drought only recently, the 27-year-old’s form has been woeful in the previous two years at Old Trafford.

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The United No.14 showcased yet another ill performance against their rivals last night, despite being the one who won the free kick which got them their only goal. The midfielder was seen giving the ball away occasionally and in a moment, the manager’s frustration was put to display as the 46-year-old yelled at Lingard prior to subbing him off.

The talented player had just given the ball away inside the opposition’s half as he tried to find Fred, which was virtually exploited by Guardiola’s side.

Having lost any hopes they’ve had for the Carabao Cup and Premier League title, it would be hard to say that the supporters are satisfied at this moment. For the head coach to regain the lost faith, he must now at least grab hold of the FA Cup and a Champions League spot in the Premier League table.