Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer reveals warning to Lingard ahead of Carabao Cup tie


Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed he told Jesse Lingard to reduce his activity on social media.

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Lingard did not score or assist a Premier League goal in 2019 and has lost his place in the England squad.

Solskjaer says he spoke to the forward about his off-pitch behaviour and warned him to tone it down and concentrate on football.

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"Jesse has had his ups and downs as I've spoken about before, but against City and Tottenham, they are examples of how important he can be for us," Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City.

"We want him back scoring and making assists. No one who runs as much as Jess, he's a great trigger in the pressing and lively, bubbly character.

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"I don't think you see as much social media from Jesse as you used to. He's got his head down and working hard and getting back to the Jesse I knew.

"It's part of being a Man United player, how you come across and it's important that you do give up yourself in a positive way and it's football-related.

"I do speak to players about how they portray themselves. I don't have these social media things but it's a different generation."


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