Lingard failed to score or assist in the Premier League in 2019 calendar year and has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of this year’s European Championship.
“We want him back scoring goals and making assists. There’s no one who runs as much, he’s great trigger for us in the pressing, he’s a lively, bubbly character.”
Lingard recently said in an interview with the Daily Mail that he feared for his United future after posting a bizarre video on social media with teammate Marcus Rashford in the close season. Place bet on today’s SerieA games on NaijaBet
Solskjaer had reprimanded the midfielder for his conduct and said it was important to speak to players about how they portray themselves online.
“I don’t think you see as much in the social media as you used to from Jesse,” the Norwegian coach added.
“He’s got his head down and working hard. I’ve known him many, many years and he’s getting back to the Jesse I knew.”
Solskjaer said those performances are now a benchmark for his United squad.
“We’ve got to aim for performances like that,” he said.
“But every game lives its own life and when you get highs like that, I’m sure they will look back on it and say, ‘that’s the Man United we want to see’. But we can still improve on that one.”
United will make a late decision on the availability of their unwell and injured players.
“We’re going to give them as much time as we can,” Solskjaer said.
“If it was a game today I’m not sure they could perform at their best but another 36 hours might be a big change.”