Lingard has become something of a forgotten figure at Old Trafford having fallen far down the pecking order, and Ole Gunnar Solskjær confirmed ahead of United’s goalless draw against Chelsea that the Englishman is set to be out of action through injury for a couple of weeks.
The 27-year-old has so far this season only featured twice in the Carabao Cup against Luton Town and Brighton, and in those matches he lost possession on average 8.5 times per game (Sofascore). That comes after Lingard made only nine Premier League starts last term, scoring just one goal and providing no assists (Sofascore).
The arrival of Donny van de Beek in the summer has pushed the versatile Englishman further down the pecking order at Old Trafford. That has left him playing the role of backup, more usually seen posting on social media than appearing on the field for the Red Devils.
United fans react to Lingard footage
Footage has now emerged on Twitter of Lingard imitating Pogba in a humorous fashion. However, some United fans did not see the funny side of it and instead pointed out just how much his role in the squad has diminished, while others urged the 27-year-old to stop acting the “clown”.
Im convinced Lingard is just the mascot now. Doesnt get in the squad for games, he just keeps the vibes flowing in the squad
— Davo 🔴 (@poolsidedavo) October 28, 2020
Imitate him in football sense as well
— 🔴™️ (@Clutch__Jay) October 28, 2020
Poor guy , he doesn’t have anything else to do … lol all this took him where he is now rather he should have concentrated on his playing
— Sid05 (@sid5884) October 28, 2020
— Henry Wong (@Henry_Wong_PGA) October 28, 2020
Lingard on £100,000 + a week just for the positive vibes
— jenson (@utdjenson) October 28, 2020
Mans literally getting hundreds of thousands of pounds a week to be a clown 😭😭
— MUFCPoni (@MufcPoni) October 28, 2020
After retirement he could actually become a world class immitater. This is so spot on
— Elite Martial🇵🇰 (@MysticalMartial) October 28, 2020
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