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Rene Meulensteen Compares Jesse Lingard to Barcelona Icon Andres Iniesta

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Jesse Lingard has "always had attributes" like Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, according to former Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen.

The 27-year-old midfielder is enduring a miserable run of form. He has been in and out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first team this season, starting nine Premier League games, and he has not scored a goal or provided an assist in the English top flight for United in over a year.

For some United fans, their patience with the Englishman has run out:

Muhammad Butt @muhammadbutt

I’m sure it is hurting him.