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Lingard has limited time at Man Utd? Solskjaer speaks on outcast’s future

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Frustrated with the lack of enough first-team football, the Englishman is reportedly preparing to push for an exit from Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Jesse Lingard as an “important player” at Manchester United and is hoping he signs a contract extension at the club.

Lingard returned to Manchester United earlier this summer a rejuvenated figure, having enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Ham in the second half of 2020-21.

With inspiring form on his side, it was expected the attacking midfielder would earn a place in Solskjaer’s starting XI – but that didn’t happen, largely due to Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho’s arrival at the club.

Once again, the 28-year-old England international is being linked with a move away from Man United, with FC Barcelona and AC Milan among those said to be interested in acquiring his services.

“Jesse’s had a good start to the season. He’s come on and scored a few goals for us, that’s been very important for us,” said Solskjaer, as Sky Sports reports.

“We want to prolong his contract, we see him as an important player. It’s up to him, maybe up to me, to give him more playing time because he deserves to.

“Hopefully, we can get a deal sorted for Jesse because we really rate him.”