Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals that he has warned Jesse Lingard to cut down on social media, while calling on him to score back and help without being involved in a goal for a whole year!
- Jesse Lingard has not been able to register a goal or assist for Man United for more than a year
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that he has discussed social media with the midfielder
- The British boss says that Lingard has cut back on his use of social media
- Solskjaer says club Englandman Lingard wants to ‘score back and make assists’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims that Jesse Lingard has benefited from a lower profile after warning the Manchester United star of his use of social media.
Lingard admitted in a recent interview with Sportsmail that he feared for his future in Old Trafford after unintentionally posting a vacation video of himself joking with teammate Marcus Rashford and other friends last summer.
It brought more criticism to the English international and a severe reprimand from Solskjaer, who told the player to limit his use of Twitter and Instagram.
Jesse Lingard has been spoken by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his use of social media
Lingard often publishes videos on both Twitter and Instagram for his millions of followers
Solskjaer has revealed that Lingard has reduced his use of social media in recent months
Lingard, who has not registered a goal or assists in the Premier League for more than a year, has had a difficult start to the season, but returned to action by playing a key role in victories at Manchester City and Tottenham.
While United is preparing for City in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Old Trafford on Tuesday, Solskjaer believes that Lingard has earned the reward to keep his head down.
“Jesse has had his ups and downs, as I said before,” he said. “But against City and Tottenham there were two examples of how important he can be to us in different games.
‘We want him to score back and make assists. Nobody walks that much and he is a great trigger for our urgent game. He is a lively bubble character, but I don’t think you see as much of Jesse’s social media as before. He has his head bowed, he works hard and goes back to the Jesse I knew. “
When asked about football players using social media, the United boss added: ‘It is part of being a Man United player how you encounter it. It is important that you give yourself up in a positive way and it is related to football. I talk to players about how they portray themselves. I don’t have this social media, but it’s a different generation. “
Solskjaer spoke in the media on Monday for the game of United against City on Tuesday evening