The legendary Scotsman left big boots to fill and it’s taken his club plenty of time to recover from his departure.
David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex but ultimately proved to be anything like him, surviving less than a season at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal was the one who was next given the humungous task but after two seasons also saw himself lose the job.
Jose Mourinho is now the one attempting to right the ship and Lingard believes it’s still all a part of the process with United failing to win any silverware this season.
According to ESPN, Jesse said to the club’s official website: “A lot of teams go through transition periods and we’ll progress for next season.
“We’ll pick ourselves up and go again. We have to reflect on our season and look back on the highs and the lows.
“We’ll look back and see where we can improve and push ourselves to do better next season.”
The Red Devils fell short against Chelsea in the FA Cup final, losing 1-0 thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty conceded by Phil Jones.
Mourinho managed to put a spring in everyone’s step after the break but it wasn’t enough to turn the match on it’s head.
Unfortunately it means that the Portuguese manager is under even more pressure to deliver the Premier League title in his third season in charge.
The expectations will have never been higher than it will be for the next campaign, meaning the summer transfer window will perhaps be the most important aspect to get right.