Jesse Lingard Slammed on Social Media After Dreadful Performance

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When you’re in a position to potentially assume fifth place in the Premier League table, but lose to the bottom side, well, there are scapegoats aplenty. Manchester United, in the thick of the top four race (allegedly at least) lost 2-0 at Watford today, and there is a lot of blame to go around.

One can start with Jesse Lingard, who was a top trending term, nationally, on Twitter due to another horrendous performance. Lingard, who has seen his playing time diminish (justifiably so) significantly this season, missed a golden scoring opportunity in the first half that, had he converted, would have changed the entire complexion of the game heading into half time.

Now of course, it’s not all the fault of Jesse Lingard that United lost to a team that had fired its manager twice already this season and won a grand total of one game heading into this one.

However, the idea that he started, despite not having scored a league goal in all of 2019, well that falls on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. As we said before, Lingard was a top trending term today, and for all the wrong reasons, let’s go through some of the more memorable tweets referencing the young Englishman, who has not been involved in a Premier League goal since last Boxing Day, against now relegated Huddersfield Town.

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