Manchester United misfit Jesse Lingard has been given the captain’s armband for today’s Europa League game against Astana.
If you’ve followed the goings on at Old Trafford for the last year or so, you won’t be surprised to hear that this is not proving a popular decision among many of the club’s fans.
A number of United supporters are now ranting on Twitter about the decision to give Lingard the captaincy, with the England international not exactly showing himself to be much of a leader, or even just an effective performer in recent months.
Lingard was at one point a decent hard-worker who popped up with the occasional important goal in a big game, but it’s fair to say he’s not looked good enough for a club of this size for some time now.
It’s really not clear what the 26-year-old has done to convince Solskjaer he should be leading out the team today, but in fairness, there don’t look to be too many other options either.
It’s a youthful line up and Lingard is one of the more experienced names involved, but Axel Tuanzebe was trusted with the armband in a game against Rochdale earlier this season.
Here’s how the Lingard decision is going down…
Lingard Captain.. Lost for words https://t.co/uVS5Te43gk
— Richard Simpson (@RichardSimpson_) November 28, 2019
Lingard captaining Manchester United we’re well and truly finished
— aqua nigga (@lebzygold) November 28, 2019
Once again poor decision making by Ole. He had two options for captain …a player in Lingard who has had his chance, lost his focus due to being a grade A twat. Terrible example for the youth…or Tuanzebe. Captained the club at youth level, genuine leader and our future #mufc https://t.co/TkhPJ53Z87
— Ruudboy (@RuudboyMMA) November 28, 2019
Lingard is captain tonight ? my CLUB is absolutely Finished
— Lã Joya ? (@PRXNDA) November 28, 2019
Lingard Captain ? https://t.co/sggPveqh2H
— TCP (@TaraCynthiaPra) November 28, 2019
Lingard as Captain ? https://t.co/Xi0o1TZbNc
— TTobi (@tobiologun) November 28, 2019
Lingard is our captain.
Another sign that the end is near.
— Kennyk (@Kennyk____) November 28, 2019