Jesse Lingard: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allays mounting injury fears

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by admin

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic the hamstring injury Jesse Lingard lasted in Manchester Uniteds goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar isnt as severe as first feared.
Lingard, omitted from Gareth Southgate England squad, hobbled off the throw in the Cars Jeans Arena at stoppage-time, leaving United to complete the stalemate in the home of ADO Den Haag – the temporary dwelling of AZ – with 10 guys.
Together with Uniteds attacking choices already threadbare, Solskjaer can ill afford the loss of the next games in seven – starting with Sundays trip live on Sky Sports.
However, speaking after the 0-0 draw against AZ, the United boss suggested the withdrawal of Lingard was precautionary.
Jesse tweaked his hand, he did not believe he can risk it, Solskjaer explained. Hopefully it is not too bad
Solskjaer delivered his message after United kind took a turn for the worse at The Hague.
United failed to register a shot because their winless streak on the street stretched to ten games.
But an upbeat Solskjaer insisted that he was happy with Uniteds display, including:Its a good point away from home against a challenging opponent on a tough surface.
We never got to grips with all the astroturf until the next half, at the first half it took the time to get control of the ball and the game.
But I am pleased with the boys. The introduction of Brandon [Williams], excellent. No nerves can be seen by you, he is so brave, courageous when taking the ball moving forward and a fantastic defender.
There are lots of games we can and should have won, I do not think it [the 10-game winless streak] is an problem.
Now we have a fantastic point away from your home, if you receive a point away in the group and get your home games youll undergo.
Solskjaer was impressed with the officiating in Holland, arguing when Marcus Rashford was brought down in the area by Alkmaar defender Stijn Wuytens his side was denied a penalty.
It should have been a triumph, that the Norwegian additional. Im fed up talking about penalties we must have experienced, Arsenal on Monday and now.
You cannot get that decision wrong in football. The linesman looks straight in the tackle on Marcus and his foot was wiped by the protector off the floor.
it is a poor decision, unfortunately we did not get it, however theres no point me whining. Therell come a stage when these decisions go our way, that is my always positive belief.

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