Paul Scholes has told BT Sport, during their Europa League coverage, that he thinks Newcastle United target Jesse Lingard will leave Manchester United this summer.
The Times suggest that Newcastle want to sign Lingard, as Steve Bruce looks to add depth to his side’s midfield.
And Scholes believes that the attacking midfielder could well be heading to the exit door at Old Trafford due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s treatment of him last night.
The England international scored in United’s 2-1 victory over LASK, but was still taken off in the second half.
“It was a good chance for him to play 90 minutes, but when Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] took him off it is a sign Ole is thinking of moving him on,” Scholes said.
Scholes actually suggested that moving on may be Lingard’s best option now, but he suggested that Everton or West Ham United may be his best option, rather than Newcastle.
“He should be at the peak of his career and does he only want to play 10/15/20 games,” the Manchester United legend questioned.
“Jesse is a good lad, he just needs a run of games but I don’t think he will get that at Manchester United, maybe at a mid-table team like an Everton or West Ham.”
Lingard now has scored two goals in his last two games for the Red Devils, after what has been a poor season.
If he was brought to Newcastle he could add energy to their midfield, and a fresh start on Tyneside may just do the 27-year-old good.