Manchester United fans criticise Jesse Lingard following performance against Norwich City

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United fans have criticised Jesse Lingard following his performance in the 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.

Lingard was largely anonymous at Carrow Road, as Man United scraped past Norwich thanks to Juan Mata’s second-half strike.

United as a whole were awful against the Canaries but supporters singled out Lingard following a particularly abject display:

It has been fantastic to see Lingard, an academy graduate, breakthrough into the first team at United this season.

But there is a sense that the player is just missing that extra bit of quality needed if you are to make a success of yourself at Old Trafford.

Lingard has been played on the wing and through the middle under Louis van Gaal and, while he is undoubtedly hardworking, his lack of creativity is often glaring. At 23, Lingard is running out of time to develop his game and improve and he may find himself displaced in the team if United decide to recruit in the summer.

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