Clinton Morrison has urged reported Tottenham Hotspur target Jesse Lingard to leave his current surroundings at Old Trafford.
The former Premier League forward told BBC Sport that Lingard has had a ‘really good career so far’, but now he needs a change of scenery.
The Times recently reported that Lingard would be willing to talk with Spurs to earn first-team football even though he will hate to leave his boyhood club.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this, but given the talent now in Manchester United’s midfield, Morrison thinks it’s time for Lingard to say his goodbye’s to the place that made him the player he is today.
“I think a change would do Jesse Lingard good,” Morrison told BBC Sport. “He came through the academy and he’s had a really good career so far.
“Last season wasn’t a great season and they have now signed Bruno Fernandes, who plays in his kind of position.
“At this stage of his career, he needs to be playing regularly.”
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Jose Mourinho has worked with Lingard before during his stint at Manchester United and it could be argued that he got the best out of the technically gifted Englishmen.
Whilst Dele Alli’s work rate without the ball is questioned in North London, a player like Lingard would suit Mourinho’s style down to a tee because of how he presses and works without the ball.
Given the reputation Lingard has on social media because of his performances in recent years, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Spurs fans aren’t too keen to add him to their ranks.