Paul Scholes thinks Erik ten Hag could prevent outcast Jesse Lingard from leaving Manchester United in the summer and says the England star might suit the Dutch tactician’s style of play.

Erik will end his five-year partnership with Ajax at the end of the term when he takes over at the Theatre of Dreams on a three-year deal.

He is expected to implement a demanding and vibrant style of football at Old Trafford and has already warned his new stars that ‘no concessions’ will be made as ten Hag looks to bring success back to United.

One star who could be set to benefit from his arrival is Jesse, with Paul insisting Lingard could be just the player the Red Devils’ new boss turns to.

Scholes also says his former club have treated the academy graduate ‘pretty poorly’ but says the playmaker could revive his career at the club under incoming manager.

Manchester United legend said on talkSPORT: ‘I think Jesse has been treated pretty poorly by the club, to be honest.


‘He was ready to sign for Newcastle at one point and West Ham, right at the end of deadline day and he was told he was going to get more minutes. That clearly hasn’t happened. He’s deserved a chance.

‘We all saw what he did at West Ham. He’s a really good footballer and can bring goals to a team and with this team playing so poorly as well, for him not to get a chance… I think he’s unfairly treated.

‘I think he might suit him [Ten Hag] and he might want to keep him. We will see what happens. It’s obvious he never wants to leave Manchester United, and if this manager wants him then why wouldn’t he stay?’