In the second leg of the League Cup semi-final, Man Utd was 1-0 ahead of City and needed more goals but Jesse Lingard kept losing the ball. Witnessing the poor performance of the English student, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was extremely angry.
According to Sport Bible, the Norwegian military man even went to the border and spoke heavily with Lingard: “If the ball is lost again, then get out of the field”.
After shouting at Lingard, coach Solskjaer still did not see the English midfielder improve the performance. About 7 minutes later, the Norwegian military leader decided to withdraw this player to leave to replace with Andreas Pereira.
On social networks, Lingard has also become a mockery of fans. Manchester United defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the second leg of the League Cup second leg at Etihad. But that was not enough for the “Red Devils” to reach the final when they lost 3-1 to the opponent in the first leg.
“The hearts of second-class club Tranmere and Lingard thought they were a star. He showed his true form against Manchester City,” one fan taunted.
In the same opinion, another MU fan said: “Now, Ole has understood the feeling of the fans when Lingard sees the main kick for MU every week.”
Man Utd tried hard and won 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium. However, this result is not enough for “Reds” to continue when they have lost to 1-3 at Old Trafford in the first leg of the semi-final.
Overcoming Man Utd, Man City became the third team in English football history to have reached the League Cup final four times in a row, after Liverpool (from 1981 to 1984) and Nottingham Forest (1978 to 1980). In all 3 previous finals, Citizens won the championship.
The chance for Pep and his fourth student to win the League Cup is quite high when their opponent is only Aston Villa.