Flashes of the old Jesse Lingard only highlight how his powers have faded

27 June 2020 08:45
The midfielder failed to seize his chance against Norwich and his time at Manchester United might be running outThere was a moment early on in Manchester United’s drawn-out win at Norwich when Jesse Lingard picked up the ball on the edge of the box, feinted right, jinked left and, with a rapid shuffle of his feet, glided past Timm Klose. It was a welcome reminder of the player he used to be. What followed in a generally drab United performance was a less welcome reminder of the player he has been over the past year.It was only last June that Lingard was having a goal for England against the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-final ruled out for the tightest of offsides. A year before that he scored a brilliant goal against Panama at the World Cup. And he scored the extra-time winner when Manchester United last won the FA Cup, an elegant finish against Crystal Palace in 2016. Related: Manchester United finally end 10-man Norwich’s Cup hopes through Maguire Related: Manchester United 'not too far away' from title contention, says Solskjær Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian