After enduring an inconsistent campaign last season, it is fair to say Jesse Lingard was one of a number of Manchester United players who came in for criticism for their performances.
The England international seemed to undergo a revival in the early weeks and months of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign in charge, but appeared to fade away towards the closing stages of the season, failing to score a single goal for club or country since January.
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The news saw United fans take to Twitter to air their thoughts on the matter and many were unimpressed by the idea that the 26-year-old could be rewarded for a rather under-par campaign.
Indeed, supporters of the Manchester side insisted that the club could not progress on a consistent basis if it kept on handing out new deals for “undeserving players”.
A few resigned fans simply accepted that this was the current plight of the situation at the club and that it was hardly surprising that players like Lingard were potentially being given massive wages for mediocrity.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Waste of time
He is not United class
He wont improve
Seeing players like him wearing united jersey make me hate football
— Man Utd Empire (@Empire_Mu) 30 June 2019
We are never going to go forward as a club if we keep doing throwing contracts at underserving players
— Prosper (@onukwuliprosper) 30 June 2019
Disgusting. A player I stood by for a long time. But he hasn’t matured, hasn’t improved. In fact he’s backslid. And his social media lifestyle sums up what’s wrong with our team. I love that he’s always followed MU, but it might be time to sell him.
— Red Devil (@RedDevi25623836) 30 June 2019
Hahahhahahahahahaha why am I not surprised
— Shaun Webbley (@ShaunWebbley) 30 June 2019
Another mediocre player getting rewarded with massive wages
— Craig (@MarvelCraig1998) 30 June 2019
Embarrassing lol. Guy isnt even good enough for our bench.
— Scott MUFC1 #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut (@ScottMUFC1968) 30 June 2019
what a waste of money
— David (@DavidNZMU) 30 June 2019