If you do stuff like Lingard has on his whole Jlingz thing, then this will always come your way. He is one of those players who got really lucky compared to his talent level, and seems to know that. I think he has minted it for what it's worth, and can't see why Peter should mince his words.Nah, it's definitely Lingard if you read his full quotes. He talks about how Ole has moved them out of the picture and you only remember them when looking at the full squad.
“I’m on record for saying this a long, long time, since Ole came, that his most important job is not really to sign players, it’s to get rid of players.
“There’s a few players in the squad that we absolutely do not want there.
“They’re not there to play for the badge. They’re there to create a profile for themselves.
“I was reading about one player trying to make themself a brand like Beckham which is shocking really. But there are players there that do not belong in the dressing room.
“And I think Ole has done really well in kind of sifting them out of the picture really, so we only get reminded that they’re there in a chat like this, or reading about the squad. I think he’s done an amazing job.”
He might be including Pogba to some extent, but it's so obvious that the main one is Lingard that I almost feel sorry for him being called out like that. For somebody who is already struggling for confidence it must be shattering for a club legend to be talking about you like that.
Also, this does not apply to Pogba clearly as he is not someone whose name comes up only when you see the squad list. He is an integral part of this first team.