Jesse Lingard STILL wants to leave Manchester United despite the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer … but other stars like Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial could delay the decision on the future until a new manager arrives
- Manchester United ready to start again after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure
- United’s fringe stars could delay a decision about their future during this process.
- Players like Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek can get clean slates
- But Jesse Lingard still wants to leave Old Trafford regardless of the new manager
Some of Manchester United’s unstable stars are open to delaying decisions about their future amid the club’s search for a new manager, although Jesse Lingard’s position remains unchanged despite the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Several United players grew increasingly frustrated by their inaction under Solskjaer and their refusal to rotate their squad despite poor results and underperformance from some of their favorite teammates.
But Solskjaer’s departure has offered new hope to the likes of Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson, Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot.
Jesse Lingard still wants to leave Manchester United despite club manager change
Anthony Martial (left) and Donny van de Beek (right) could wait to see who comes in as boss
Upon parting ways with Solskjaer and installing Michael Carrick as an interim, United announced their initial intention to appoint an interim manager after Carrick to lead the club until the end of the season.
While an interim boss can’t force a rethink among United’s unhappy stars, with the influence of any understudy only in the short term, a permanent manager could.
And the prospect of United securing their next long-term coach now rather than just an interim has arisen with PSG head coach and United main target Mauricio Pochettino interested in succeeding Solskjaer immediately.
An improvement in their playing time and prospects for the game under a permanent manager would leave many of the players who were previously watching the exit, ready to reconsider their own plans. However, it is understood that Lingard was not moved by the change of manager.
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino (left) is interested in replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right)
Lingard, who will be out of contract next summer, is among a group of United players who feel Solskjaer misled them about the amount of playing time they would receive.
Sportsmail reported last week how he wanted to leave following a breakdown in contract talks, had no plans to restart negotiations and his stance has not changed despite the latest developments at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old has made just one Premier League start all season, his lack of action cost him his place in England’s last team and he is desperate to play regularly ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Lingard has a significant interest in England and abroad, although suggestions that he is already planning to move to West Ham, where he enjoyed a successful mid-season loan period last season, have been downplayed.