Solskjaer can’t trust team players like Lingard if he wants trophies – The Athletic

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked his Manchester United squad to face Norwich based on the team that had beaten Derby in the previous round in March. This meant another chance for Jesse Lingard to stake his claim for more minutes this season, a player who has excelled in the FA Cup in past years, including scoring the winner of the 2016 final against Crystal Palace , but, as has been more and more the case in recent seasons, Lingard’s impact on this match was minimal. He played to the left of the three in a 4-2-3-1 formation but was replaced after an hour.

“Jesse and the others who hadn’t played needed another game, minutes, to get their focus back and in that regard it worked well,” said Solskjaer after the game. “The difference between training and the games and this competitive advantage will help them in the coming months.”

But he was not impressed by the performance of these …



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