Ah, Jesse Lingard.
A dancer, a social media enthusiast, and a fashionista, but not a very productive footballer.
Indeed, for every goal and assist Lingard contributes, Manchester United fans are the unfortunate recipients of at least 100 “Milly Rock” dance routines and 250 Instagram updates. The 26-year-old (although you wouldn’t know it at times) currently boasts a record of 29 goals and 18 assists in 169 appearances. Make of that what you will.
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United’s bout against Wolves on Monday night summarised everything we have come to expect from the England star – tireless running with very little substance. Case in point: he registered an eye-watering zero shots and zero dribbles during his 80 minutes on the Molineux pitch, despite starting in an attacking midfield role.
Irrespective of what was an objectively average performance, verging on poor, however, a pair of talkSPORT hosts rushed to support the England star, claiming he’d be “hard done by.”
Needless to say, this wasn’t received particularly well by football fans…
The stats being… he hardly scores any goals or provide assists?
— Martin SamueI (@themartinsamuel) August 20, 2019
How many listeners tune into this drivel?
— John Carthy (@JohnJJC5) August 20, 2019
Radios Piers Morgan. Will say anything get a reaction.
— Alan (@AlanPWallbank) August 20, 2019
Was you drunk on the show today? Lingard hard done by and arsenal to finish above spurs ?????
— Will Reader (@Sillybill24) August 20, 2019
What a couple of idiots
— ?◼️? (@adamBriant1993) August 20, 2019
You lot could make a case that Sabrina was an all time great singer
— ste davis (@stephen74908384) August 21, 2019
Don’t the stats show what he contributes ? If the stats are bad then doesn’t that tell you ?
— Midfield General (@midfieldgeneraI) August 20, 2019
On 24th July you tore into Dele Alli for his form and attitude last season. Today you’re saying Lingard is harsh done by.
You couldn’t make it up.
— Gatsby (@_Gatsby90) August 20, 2019