Jesse Lingard’s time at Manchester United is surely reaching an end.
The 27-year-old has made just one Carabao Cup start this season and no longer makes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Premier League match day squads.
Lingard is the forgotten man at Old Trafford and requires a move to kickstart his career in his prime years.
And according to reputable United insider Jonathan Shrager, Lingard has told the club he wants to leave if he is not given more game time.
Shrager adds on Twitter that Lingard is attracting interest from clubs across Europe and it is unlikely to be difficulty in finding a buyer for the Englishman.
Lingard has made it clear to #MUFC that he wants games time, otherwise he wants to leave to go and play football. There is plenty of interest in Jesse all across Europe. The ball is now in United’s court
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) December 14, 2020
Lingard was one of Solskjaer’s trusted players during the early part of the Norwegian’s reign, but he has fallen down the pecking order after dealing with personal issues and a dramatic dip in form.
The arrival of Bruno Fernandes emphasised the importance of a potent attacking midfielder and Lingard failed to contribute goals despite countless chances before relinquishing his place.
Donny van de Beek, United’s summer signing from Ajax, is struggling to nail down a place in Solskjaer’s side himself which is damning for Lingard who is a player of inferior quality.
A permanent move to the continent in January could be beneficial for all parties as Lingard looks to rediscover his best form from 2018.