Liverpool legend Steve Nicolas has said that Jesse Lingard has been lucky to start for Manchester United, given his struggles during the calendar year. The England international has contributed just one goal since the start of 2019 and that came against Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round last season.
Speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol said that the recent criticism has been warranted for Lingard, given he has barely made any impact, he told: “I think so [recent criticism is warranted. You described him as an attacking midfielder – I would suggest he needs another title if all he’s going to produce is one goal and no assists. I think it’s a little fortunate that he’s gone under the radar a little because of all the problems that they’ve had at United over the last two, three, four seasons. They’ve brought in players that they thought would score goals and assist.” Read More