Jesse Lingard’s brother slams Man United.
Jesse Lingard’s brother has slammed Manchester United for not granting the winger a farewell appearance at Old Trafford on Monday night.
United beat Brentford in their final home match of the season and, with little at stake, interim manager Ralf Rangnick took the opportunity to give departing players such as Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani a runout and a chance to wave goodbye to the Old Trafford faithful.
Lingard though, remained an unused sub, and with the academy product’s contract set to expire in June, it seems certain that he has played his last game at the Theatre of Dreams in a Man United shirt.
Louie Scott Instagram post.
“20 years of blood sweat and tears, 4 domestic trophies, 3 cup final goals, not even a farewell. No wonder it’s Conference League next year,” the 29-year-old’s brother Louie Scott posted on Instagram after the 3-0 win.
“Attacking players for celebrations when the clubs being sold to the super league ok. Class of 92, Busby Babes, you’re ran by people who don’t even know the offside trap. Classless and the fans need to realise. Goodnight, god bless!
“Been there since nine years of age and didn’t even get a send off! Well done bro your family are proud.”
While he is far from the only one, Lingard has cut a disconsolate figure at Man United this season, as reports of unrest at the club have swirled on a regular basis.
Stories leaking from within the club has been one of the major issues and recently former Red Devils midfielder Paul Scholes revealed that Lingard had told him that the dressing room was a “disaster.”
Jesse Lingard at Man United.
Whether this has anything to do with Rangnick not affording Lingard the opportunity to say goodbye to the fans is unclear but the situation does leave a sour taste as Lingard prepares to leave the club he joined at the age of seven.
Lingard made his senior Man United debut in a defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the 2014/15 season and has gone on to make 232 appearances for the club, scoring 35 goals.
He enjoyed various loan spells in his early career and took a similar option in the second half of last season, scoring nine goals for West Ham United as the London side finished sixth in the Premier Leaague, their highest final position since 1998/99.
This isn’t the first time that Lingard’s brother has aired his views publicly this season, having called out Roy Keane for his analysis back in November.