Manchester United player to leave after failing to play against Liverpool

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the club is open to letting Jesse Lingard leave before the deadline for the winter transfer window.

Lingard failed to make the squad for the FA Cup game against Liverpool despite Solskjaer making five changes to the squad.

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“Jesse trained this morning, he wasn’t in the squad,” Solskjaer said.

“So, of course, he wants to play football, we will have to see and I will sit down with Jesse and make a decision on what we’re going to do.

“So far, he’s been the ultimate professional, trained well with a small group this morning that were not in squad. I will sit down and see if anything comes up. I’m very happy to have him around us as I know he could have played today and done well.”

Lingard has been restricted to two starts this season – in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup third-round ties against Championship teams Luton and Watford.

Sheffield United have expressed interest in signing the 28 year old midfielder.