Player advised to leave Manchester United this summer

Former Manchester United player Ben Thornley has urged midfielder Jesse Lingard to seek a fresh start away from the club in order to revive his career.

Speaking to Tribal Football about the player, he said: “I was really pleased for Jesse with his goal against Leicester City on Sunday.

“He knows it has been a disappointing season by his standards and he’ll know that he is part of Solskjaer’s second string at the moment with the game-time he has had.

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“He is 27 and he’ll probably need to have a long hard look at the path he wants to go down, and if he was being true to himself and to get back to the player who scored that fabulous goal in the FA Cup final in 2016, if he wants to get back to that sort of player, he needs to be enjoying his career again. Because he hasn’t been enjoying it and I know he’s had off the field issues as well.

“Hopefully that goal can be the springboard to go on and finish his career doing what he enjoys doing and that is playing football, and if that means leaving United, which would probably be the best for him to progress his career, then so be it.”