jesse lingardbrother has tagged manchester united as “classless” in a scathing social media post after the academy product failed to appear in the club’s final home game of the season against Brentford.
It seems increasingly likely that the 29-year-old midfielder will leave in the coming weeks after a frustrating few months at Old Trafford.
After an impressive loan spell at West Ham last year, Lingard has made just 22 appearances in all competitions for the struggling Premier League this season, but most of those have come from the bench.
Lingard, who is out of contract at the end of the season, could feature for United in their last two Premier League away games against Brighton and Crystal Palace.
But caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick decided not to give the first team minutes on Monday night in their final game of the season at Old Trafford, a decision that was not welcomed by his brother, Louie Scott.
After 20 years at the club, Scott believes his brother should have received a proper send-off in front of more than 70,000 fans.
“20 years of blood, sweat and tears, 4 domestic trophies, 3 cup final goals, not even a farewell,” Scott wrote on his private Instagram story. “No wonder it’s the Conference League next year.
“Attacking players to celebrate when clubs are sold to the super league, that’s fine. Class of 92, Busby Babes, you’re run by people who don’t even know about the offside trap. Classless and the fans need to take notice. Goodbye nights, God bless!
“I was there since I was nine years old and I didn’t even get expelled!!! Well done bro, your family is proud.”
Lingard is set to end his 20-year association with the club this summer, with Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus ‘leading the chase’ to land the England international on a free transfer.
That said, Italian clubs face stiff competition from a number of Premier League sides, with Newcastle believed to be interested in snapping up the 29-year-old, while former club West Ham may rekindle their interest.
The lack of respect that our club has shown @JesseLingard tonight my blood boils @Man Utd you’re a joke no matter how the club treated you jesse just know that we fans united love and miss you you’ve always given your all for the club hope your next club appreciates you more ❤️
– Paton (@London_Paton) May 2, 2022
Last month, Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney named four players around whom they should build the team, including Lingard.
“I think [Jadon] Sancho will be better next year, Marcus [Rashford] it will be better next year,” the club’s all-time leading goalscorer said on Monday Night Football.
“They have good young players. I think Jesse Lingard should play for them because he brings energy, he brings quality. Scott McTominay has done well,
“So they have some good young players, you just have to have a little confidence and make them believe that they are good players and perform at the best level.”
“And then obviously whoever the new manager is, I’m sure he will bring his own players and build on that.”
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