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A commentator has blasted Jesse Lingard after his woeful performance in Manchester United's 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder ended a disappointing 2019 without scoring or assisting for his club in the Premier League.
And Lingard failed to impress for United against the Gunners and was replaced early in the second half by Andreas Perreira.
Now, a commentator for beIN Sports brutally ripped into the United player's performance even before he was taken off the field.
The beIN Sports commentator said: "If I was the manager, I would send Jesse Lingard home at half-time.
"He doesn't create any chances for Manchester United, he's just taking up space on the pitch."
BEIN Sports commentator: "If I was the manager, I would send Jesse LIngard home at half time. He doesn't create any chances for Manchester United, he's just taking up space on the pitch." :scream:
- Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) January 1, 2020
United fans also flooded social media with frustration towards Lingard's showing against the Gunners.
If Jesse Lingard gets a contract for scoring 0 goals, then it will take an unprecedented level of delusional idiocy and irredeemable stupidity to claim Lukaku was sold for football reasons. Good luck explaining that yo rational people.
- Babanla (@biolakazeem) January 1, 2020
Don't want to see Shaw and Lingard start for us in the league again.
- ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) January 1, 2020
Worst half of football all season. Cowards on the ball, passive off it. Fred has actually been a criminal today. Back five even worse. Lingard is a fucking joke of a footballer
- Ducard (@AliquamScripto) January 1, 2020
Lingard is a social experiment. He's attempted 16 passes and has lost possession 8 times :sob::sob::sob:
- Ali. (@UtdAlii) January 1, 2020
Jesse Lingard lost possession nine times in the first half and he misplaced eight passes, creates nothing in attack. This man gets paid £110,000 every single week. Robbing a living.
- 360Sources (@360Sources) January 1, 2020
I still don't understand how Jesse Lingard still starts over Mason Greenwood and Pereira. Andreas who has been one of the most frustrating players of the season is still more effective than Lingard. He doesn't offer anything yet he keeps starting. It's shambolic to be honest.
- Devils of United :beginner: (@DevilsOfUnited) January 1, 2020
Lingard revealed in December 2019 that he had been looking after his younger siblings as his mother has been suffering from an illness.
And the United player praised Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for helping to put his problems to one side on the pitch.
"I wasn't performing and he was on me all the time. He wanted more from me," he told the Daily Mail.
"So I felt it was best to get everything off my chest and tell him why my head wasn't right. So I knocked on his door.
"[...] When I came on the manager said to me, 'Just go on and play with a smile and enjoy it.'
"To hear that gives you confidence. He knows what kind of character I am. I need to be smiling.
"He has just told me that everything will be OK. Maybe I just needed someone to say that.
"He said he just wanted the old Jesse back and maybe I can give him that now."
Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring early in the first half before Sokratis scored Arsenal's second before half-time.
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