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Gareth Southgate speaks on Jesse Lingard amid uncertain United future

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England national team manager, Gareth Southgate shas told Jesse Lingard that he will have a better chance of being called up to future England squads if he’s playing regularly.

Southgate surprisingly named Lingard, who has barely featured so far this season, in his latest England squad for the World Cup qualifiers, having left him out of the summer Euro 2020 group.

This is as his future remains uncertain but his successful loan spell at West Ham in the second half of last season might have given him the chance z as well as the prospect of completing a permanent move to east London in order to get more playing time.

And Southgate suggested it would be beneficial for Lingard to be playing as much as possible.

‘He was obviously in the long list before the summer,’ Southgate told reporters after his squad announcement. ‘He was very close to the squad we named.

‘He’s had matches in pre-season, missed start of season with Covid but he’s a player, for these games in particular, that knows how we play.

‘We can use him at 7, 11, 8 or 10 10. Although we’re normally looking at players like Patrick [Bamford] where it’s someone new, Jesse – though he’s not had gametime so far this season – we know level he’s capable of.

‘He’s got a good record at internationals. We go to Budapest and play within two or three days so we need players who can adapt quickly.’

Asked for his view on Lingard’s future and whether he should be seeking regular gametime if he’s to remain in the England squad, Southgate added: ‘I think there’s always what’s ideal and what’s ideal is players play at highest possible level as regularly as they can but there are so many nuances to that.

‘Sometimes we’re criticised for not being consistent. Sometimes it depends on an individual and an individual’s circumstance. We know players who can play at the level.

‘You’ve got a better chance if you’re playing at the highest level regularly and if you’re playing a lot.

‘If you’re Manchester United, you’ve got an asset in Jesse they’ll want involved in the squad at this moment in time.

‘He had a great second half of the season with West Ham that revitalised him and that’s why he was so close to our squad in the summer.’

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Legend ignores Man Utd, names six teams that can win champions league

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Experienced legend, Danny Murphy has listed the six clubs he thinks can win the Champions League this season.

His list include title holders Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. However, Manchester United was not mentioned.

Danny Murphy predicts English clubs could be a dominant force in Europe this campaign, with Chelsea hoping to defend the title they won after beating Manchester City in last season’s champions league final.

For Liverpool, they reached successive Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019 and would be eager to challenge for another this seasonn.

Danny Murphy insists Manchester City are one of the favorites as with Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSG and Atletico Madrid.

Asked which teams he expects to challenge for the Champions League title, Murphy told MailSport:

“I personally think the winners will come from one of six – Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG.

“Atletico are an outsider because Diego Simeone has matchwinners in Luis Suarez and Griezmann in addition to the remarkable team spirit he’s fostered.”

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Why Man Utd may not win trophy

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Rio Ferdinand, has said the Manchester United inexperience could stop themfrom winning the Champions League this season.

Man United manager has brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer, as he seeks to win his first title at Old Trafford.

However, the team have not won any silverware since the Europa League final in 2017.

Their rivals, Liverpool and Chelsea have won both the Premier League and Champions League while Manchester City have won last season’s fina, their third league title in four years under experienced coach Pep Guardiola.

“I think Man United’s not a problem, but where they’re behind the other three English teams, is the experience of winning things.

“All the other three English teams have won things, whether it be the Champions League or the Premier League. Man United have yet to do that as this group.

“That’s where they are lacking, and that’s where they’ve got to play catch up and they’ve got to do that this season. The transfer window for them has been impeccable, but that’s got to translate into trophies,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

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What Solskjaer said about Man Utd 2-1 defeat to Young Boys

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has lambasted his side following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on yesterday.

Manchester United began their Champions League campaign with a shock loss to Young Boys.

The Red Devil took the lead when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal since he returned to Old Trafford.

Later on, the game turned around after Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a straight red card for his challenge on Christopher Martins.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has lay blames on his team following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday.

The Switzerland side eventually drew level, thanks to Moumi Ngameleu’s strike.

The match should have been a draw but Lingard tried to find David de Gea but his pass found Theoson Siebatcheu.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seriously warned his squad that they must learn from their mistakes if they are to avoid an early exit from the championship competition.

“A lack of concentration, you make a mistake and you get done. We did that last year, conceding two sloppy counter-attacks against Basaksehir and lost that game in the last seconds today.

“So we know we’ve given ourselves a more difficult task. We did last year when everyone thought we were through after two games.

“You need 10 or 12 points: win your home games and one away from home. We’ve lost the opportunity to get three points, but we’ve got two home games next and got to focus on those two,” Solskjaer said after the game.

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