Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted that he was disappointed that Jesse Lingard is not playing more for the club.
Solskjaer said this while speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday evening.
Lingard, who thrived on loan at West Ham United last season, has not featured regularly for Man United under Solskjaer so far this season.
The 28-year-old England international did not feature in Man United’s last two matches against Manchester City and Atalanta.
Speaking on Lingard’s situation at Man United, Solskjaser said, “Jesse is training really hard, really well and he’s ready and available for me, disappointed he’s not playing more. In regards to contract situations and talks, I have not been in them very closely. For me, Jesse is still a big part of this squad and important and he gives quality to the group every day.
“Every player wants to play as much as possible, with Jesse and all my players. They’re working really hard, can’t fault the attitude when they’re called upon. Jesse has done well when he’s played for us and with the games coming up he’s going to play a part.”
Lingard will hope to feature for Man United when they take on Watford this weekend.