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Its time for him to move - Dimitar Berbatov thinks United star is not needed at the club again

Its time for him to move - Dimitar Berbatov thinks United star is not needed at the club again

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks it's time for 28-year-old Jesse Lingard to leave the club as he has nothing to offer again.

There have been speculations for quite some time now that Jesse Lingard might be leaving Manchester United even after the likes of Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku were shipped out. However, Jesse Lingard has remained at the club and has been on the bench most of the time.

The England international made his third appearance of the season for Manchester United yesterday when they played Watford and was a shadow of himself and he couldn't contribute anything during the game.

Speaking with Stadium Astro, Berbatov thinks it will be best for Lingard if he leaves Manchester United as he is now 28 and it might be a wise decision if he wants to achieve more in his career.

‘Honestly, his time is up,' Berbatov said referring to Jesse Lingard

‘He’s not playing. He had his chances to shine, to prove how good he is, how good he can be. It shows that, for the moment, Ole does not trust him enough to play him.

‘And honestly, he doesn’t have anywhere to play in the team right now.

‘So when you’ve been so long in one team and, coming to 28 [years old], you have to look back and say, “Did I achieve enough? Am I happy with what I’ve done here? Is my time up?”

‘So I think he needs to move, he needs to go somewhere else to play.

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‘It’s going to be a lesser team than United, but as long as he gets more playing time to get back to doing what he can do because I remember him starting for England and scoring goals for England.

‘But now that is all gone in my opinion and he needs to rediscover some of the form that he used to have before.’

Michael Owen who was also on the show agreed with Berbatov and advised Lord Lingard as he is commonly Known needs to go join a club where he will be able to play regularly.

‘He came through the ranks when me and Berba were in the team, we saw his development, and he’s got to a stage now where he’s a bit older and should be playing regularly in a team now at his age,’ Owen said.

‘And he’s been at Manchester United that whole time so he knows what it feels like to be a Manchester United player, now it’s his life decision, his professional career decision: “Do I want to stay as a bit-part player at one of the biggest teams in the world, or do I want to drop down, play regularly but not have as much chance of winning anything?” And that’s the balancing act.

‘If it was me, and I’d had all that time at Manchester United, I’d probably go and try to play a bit more regularly.’

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