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07 Feb 2020 14:29:40
Ex United Assistant Coach Rene Meluensteen in the paper today comparing Jesse 'messi' lingard to Barcelona great Andreas Iniesta.

That would be like me comparing Susan Boyle to Charlize Theron, come on rene give it a rest lol.

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07 Feb 2020 15:01:24
Lingard is more like the fairy you put on the top of your Xmas tree. No wonder Rene didn’t last long as a manager. Lingard should be done for fraud, masquerading himself as a footballer.

07 Feb 2020 15:12:17
I think he means stylistically, but to be fair even that is a stretch. I mean both play in the advanced midfield position, both are good at pressing from the front. However, that might be where the comparisons end. And let's not get started on quality.

07 Feb 2020 15:20:41
Not the first to say this.

Think there’s a cult of Fergie related people who vastly inflate his ability because he looked good in the youth team. First it was he needed a bit more time to reach his footballing maturity, then it was he needed time to adapt to the EPL, then he needed to be played as a number 10, and now it’s off-field problems.

The reality is that he’s a bad player. Not an inconsistent player or a player with hidden potential, just a genuinely bad player.

07 Feb 2020 15:22:12
Lingard played in the youth cup against leeds?

07 Feb 2020 16:21:00
Danny I think that's a little harsh. I think he is a player with a specific skill set which is useful in certain situations but he lacks the ability to make an impact when he is denied time and space.

He has a very good record in semi-finals, finals and against top sides. He is very good at restricting the opposition and working hard off the ball. Unfortunately unless he has time and space on the ball he struggles to do much with it.

Which means against most sides that sit deeper and defend more aggressively he doesn't have that time and space and his off the ball impact is limited.

Very good squad player, but not good enough to be first choice.

07 Feb 2020 16:59:11
He is not a good squad player because he has been poor in the majority of his 199 senior games for us. A few important goals and positive performances a few years back does not change the fact that he can’t be relied on to put in a shift when required.

There is a big difference between coordinated team pressing and one player chasing the ball like an excited Jack Russell that got on the pitch. We’re talking about an attacking player that struggles to score or create, is a weak passer, an average ball carrier and, despite his pressing, rarely wins possession. He is just a bad player.

07 Feb 2020 17:28:21
He's a poor man's ji sung Park. I feel horrible even mentioning him in the same breath as that legend. He has the legs in him to look busy, but without the end product.

Forgive me Ji!

07 Feb 2020 18:13:01
If Jesse hasn't come through the academy he would have been gone long ago.
I don't mind him being 3rd choice for a couple of positions in the squad but he could get more game time and a new experience elsewhere and i would encourage that for him. He is a nice enough lad he always tries hard but lacks high end quality.
When the likes of nicky butt and Phil neville went elsewhere they became leaders at their new clubs i don't think jesse would be a leader anywhere but off like to see him try and do well wherever he goes.

07 Feb 2020 19:51:06
People say he has good energy, but all I see is a headless chicken who then gives away numerous petty fouls because he can’t get the ball. i'd let him go for nowt to get him off the wage bill. Shows how far we have slipped as a club when we have some fans actually thinking he does a decent job.

07 Feb 2020 22:12:04
Lingard is crap. Can't believe you've all written so many sentences about him.

07 Feb 2020 22:49:29
I think Susan Boyle would wriggle more and try harder.



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