Solskjaer and Lingard

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Jesse Lingard features in his plans, despite loaning the midfielder to West Ham last season. Lingard enjoyed a fruitful spell with The Hammers, scoring 9 goals in 16 league appearances.



“Shipping Jesse off to West Ham?” Solskjaer told Soccer on Sunday. “That was just a bit of loan banter between mates. Jesse knows what my sense of humour is like — I’m a right prankster. In Molde they called me ‘The Cunt’, which I’m 60% sure was because of the pranks.”

“Jesse’s still a young kid,” said the Norwegian. “Hang on, he’s what age? Pushing 30? That can’t be right, can it? Jesus, maybe he is shite then.”

“Can we scratch that last bit?” added Solskjaer. “Don’t print that please.”