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Jesse Lingard blasted as “invisible” for Manchester United

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Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken thinks Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard stays “invisible” for the club.

Though the England winger made his first Premier League start of the season more than a month ago, he still looked playing behind the club.

The criticism towards the 26-year-old has risen after his unsuccessful performance for the Red Devils against Arsenal on Monday.

The Norwegian coach thinks Lingard should be an important part of the team, however, he never combines with his teammates.

He told TV2: “He is almost invisible, and when he is subbed out you wonder, did you even see him? And this is not the first time. I don’t see him, I don’t see his personality, I don’t see what he brings to United. And I also don’t see him being a player that Ole Gunnar can play in a central role going forward. Seriously, I think he is a direct liability to the team because in the position he plays you have to either be good with the ball so you can play in small spaces, otherwise you have to be dynamic and go behind the opponent’s back four from a slightly deeper position, get on second balls on from crosses for example, be a threat round the opponent’s box, have goal nose. I don’t see that he has anything.”

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