'Lingard's time at Man United is up'

English Premier League

Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov feels Jesse Lingard's time at Old Trafford is over.

The 28-year-old made his third appearances of the campaign in United's 1-0 win over Championship outfit Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday.

With reports in England claiming Inter Milan are keen on his services, Berbatov feels its' time for the midfielder to leave the club.

"Honestly, his time is up. He’s not playing. He had his chances to shine, to prove how good he is, how good he can be," the former United striker told Stadium Astro.

"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. 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. 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."

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