Darrent Bent advised young England winger Jesse Lingard to consider the possibility of leaving Manchester United. This is because his career is not guaranteed, if he stays at Old Trafford.
That said, the winger’s fate during the last two seasons at Manchester United is uncertain. This is because the player’s performance has decreased. As a result, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rarely gave him the opportunity to play.
Currently, Lingard’s contract at Old Trafford himself still has one year left, he has recently been linked with one of Manchetser United’s rivals in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur.
The situation of the player at Manchester United made several parties concerned, including Darren Bent. He hopes that Lingard will return to being a player who appears every week like before.
“I personally want to see a player like Jesse playing regularly from week to week,” Bent told Sky Sports.
Lingard himself spoke about his fate at Manchester United. The player remains determined to want to stay at Old Trafford and tries to get the manager’s trust again.
Bent could understand Lingard’s feelings and how he bonded with the Red Devils. However, the situation if he survives, it will be even worse.
“If he can’t play regularly at United, then he has to leave. Although I know it will be difficult for him to leave United and move to another club.”
“If he gets that to Spurs, and he’s promised to play regularly, then he has to go there to show that he’s still a good player and he still has a future for England.” He said.
According to Bent, Lingard was a player with extraordinary talent. In other words, he could become the future star of the England national team in the future as long as he returns to his best form.
“If Jesse is able to bring out his best again, then there is no reason he will not return to the England national team.” he said.
Reportedly, Tottenham themselves canceled their intention of recruiting Jesse Lingard, especially since the London club has also received the services of Gareth Bale.