Jesse Lingard has given the reason for his on-field struggles this season, which has perhaps been his worst in a long while.
The Englishman has rarely featured for Olé Gunnar Solskjaer in 2020/21, and when he has, his displays have been woeful, to say the least.
The 27 year old recently had a chat about his struggles with Sky Sports, and according to him, he had some personal issues to deal with at the start of the season, which ultimately affected his focus on the pitch.
He told the outlet: “At the start of the season I had quite a few off-the-field issues that I had to deal with privately. Obviously I spoke to the manager about it and he understood.
“When I was playing, I wasn’t really fully concentrated. I was thinking about different things in the back of my head of what’s happening off the field. I wasn’t really mentally right, really, to play even to an extent.
Lingard further said he has taken time to heal during the locks period, and he feels a lot better now, and wants to play again.
“Lockdown kind of came at a good time for me, where I could really re-evaluate the things that were happening,” he continued.
“It’s just about getting me back to me, like me back to the old Jesse. I’m in a really good place at the moment.”
Lingard may leave Manchester United this summer, in search of more football time, having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.