Manchester United fans critical of Jesse Lingard’s display against Leicester City

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were left frustrated with Jesse Lingard‘s performance in their side’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, a regular in the first team since November, suffered from a lack of conviction and final product all afternoon against the soon-to-be champions.

Man United fans were quick to voice their displeasure with regard to Lingard’s display:

While some United fans may be incensed by Lingard’s persistent inclusion at the expense of Memphis Depay, the former’s inclusion makes much more sense in the context of Louis van Gaal‘s system.

Lingard’s supreme energy, aptitude for doing the easy things well, alongside his unyielding discipline will always mean that the 23-year-old is preferred over the more mercurial Memphis.

And while Lingard’s limitations in the final third can undoubtedly frustrating, the Englishman is still in his first proper season at Old Trafford, and a continued run in the first team is likely to give him the chance to fulfil his massive potential.

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