Jesse Lingard’s representatives have held talks over a loan move to Nice from Manchester United.
The England International has not made one Premier League appearance this season, so I can’t see why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would prevent him from leaving for a couple of months on loan.
Lingard needs minutes on the pitch and perhaps getting away from his familiar surroundings could do him good.
Sky Sports, who broke the news on Lingard being in talks with Nice, add that Manchester United have yet to decide whether to allow Lingard to leave in this transfer window.
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📝 Jesse Lingard's representatives have held initial talks with Nice over a loan move pic.twitter.com/F3q54lxTI3
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 13, 2021
As cited by Robin Bairner:
Nice are in talks with Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, according to Sky Sports.
Would be a loan move.
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) January 13, 2021
The midfielder started United’s FA Cup win over Watford on Saturday but wasn’t in the squad that travelled to Turf Moor on Tuesday night.
And Sunday will be another day off for Lingard as United travel to Liverpool as league leaders.
The biggest problem for Lingard right now is that he’s so far down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
There’s Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Juan Mata all ahead of him — and he can’t be trusted to play a deeper role than some of those players.