Here is why Jesse Lingard’s comments were banned by Manchester United.
Manchester United are fighting to finish in the top four, but their destiny does not live in their hands. They need their top four chasers to drop points which is becoming a conundrum for the Red Devils. It will not only affect the club financially, but the recruitment team have a huge say if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
In a recent interview, Manchester United’s attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard spoke about the necessity of Champions League football. Besides, he spoke about the attracting of the Red Devils which is becoming lesser day by day after struggling to establish themselves over the last few years.
If Manchester United fail to qualify for the European Elite league, they will not be able to sign the calibre of players required. This is the main reason for the club to censor Jesse Lingard’s recent interview.
Solskjaer has accepted that his side would not be able to qualify for the Champions League after shambolic performances. Despite the absence of that competition, the Norwegian is confident about signing quality players.
“In the long term planning we have to think about being in the Champions League next year because we’ve got a chance,” Solskjaer said. “We might not be but you’d be surprised how many players’ agents have been touting their players … telling us that their players would love to be a part of Man United in the future.
“Yes, we’re having a tough time at the moment. We’ve had a few seasons that we’ve not got up to the standards we expect but it’s up to me and the club to change it as quickly as possible.
“If it’s a season without the Champions League, who knows, but players still want to come to Man United. You probably wouldn’t be surprised but you would be surprised by the names that you get asked.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) May 5, 2019
— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) May 4, 2019
Jesse Lingard completes the most presses per 90 from United’s attackers whilst Fred completes the most from United’s midfielders.
Not a good showing for Martial nor Pogba in this regard. pic.twitter.com/IuTjrgZWtP
— UtdArena. (@utdarena) May 2, 2019
Romelu Lukaku has no goals in eight, Marcus Rashford has none in six, Alexis Sanchez has one in 15, Jesse Lingard one in 17 and Anthony Martial has managed one in 10. Mad. pic.twitter.com/1Nfz2B372B
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) May 4, 2019
MANCHESTER UNITED censored a Jesse Lingard TV interview in an attempt to ease perceived media pressure on the team and boss Ole Gunnar Solkjaer. https://t.co/ILBhy02HRn
— The Final Whistle (@finalwhi) May 5, 2019
Manchester United will face Cardiff City at Old Trafford in the final game of the Premier League this season.