Manchester United were the subject of a social media rant from Jesse Lingard’s brother, who described the club as ‘classless’ after the midfielder didn’t get onto the pitch against Brentford for what is expected to have been his final game at Old Trafford.
Lingard is out of contract at the end of the season and is on course to leave the club he first joined more than 20 years ago.
With the 2021/22 campaign winding down, others were given the opportunity to bid farewell to the Old Trafford crowd. Juan Mata made a surprise first Premier League start of the season, while Edinson Cavani and Phil Jones were also brought off the bench. Nemanja Matic was another to get a rapturous applause when he came off the pitch towards the end.
Lingard, however, remained an unused substitute. The 28-year-old has been a fringe player at best under consecutive managers this season, having been forced to leave on loan for West Ham in January 2021 in order to get regular playing time.
But despite an outstanding spell at West Ham, Lingard was not able to force his way back into the United setup – he hasn’t had a major role since losing his place midway through 2019/20 – nor did the club agree a deal to sell him last summer or in January.
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Lingard’s brother, Louie Scott, was incensed at the lack of recognition from United.
“20 years of blood, sweat and tears, four domestic trophies, three cup final goals. Not even a farewell. No wonder it’s Conference League next year,” he posted on Instagram, highlighting the club’s expected low league finish.
“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. Been there since nine years of age and didn’t even get a send-off.”
Source : 90min