Jesse Lingard’s frustrating season came to an end at Old Trafford as Manchester United won their final home game of the season.
After being denied an Old Trafford farewell appearance against Brentford, Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has expressed his disappointment with interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Edinson Cavani was preferred to Lingard in the 3-0 win over Freiburg, according to insiders who are familiar with the 29-year-situation. old’s On April 16, Lingard played in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Norwich City at Old Trafford.
Louie Lingard, the younger brother of Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, took to Instagram on Monday night to slam United for their ‘classless’ refusal to allow Lingard to come on.
Both Lingard and Cavani’s contracts expire on June 30th, and they both seem destined to leave the club. With 29 absences from United’s 47 games thus far, Cavani has come under fire for his proclivity for declaring himself physically unable to play.
Many in the Lingard camp are unhappy with Rangnick’s decision to bring in Cavani ahead of them. United’s FA Youth Cup-winning team in 2011 included Lingard, who entered the club’s academy at the age of seven. England’s FA Cup-winning striker also scored in the 2017 League Cup final and came on in the Europa League final just three months later.
As a result of a family illness, Lingard was unable to travel with Manchester United for Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, and he just returned to full training on Sunday.
The calf injury that kept Cavani out of action since his side’s Champions League loss to Atletico Madrid on March 15 has finally allowed him to return to training. In the past, Rangnick has been a big supporter of the five-substitute rule, which is set to be permanently reinstated next season. He also blamed that for Lingard not being on the bench.
The reason he didn’t train as much was due to “personal family reasons,” Rangnick added. There was a training session today. After he requested that I allow him some time at home, I agreed to it again.
In a game like this, it would have been nice if I could have used five substitutes. In addition, if we had been ahead 3-0 in the second half, I would have delighted to have substituted Alejandro Garnacho and let him play the game out. After that, I had to choose between bringing on Edinson Cavani or substituting and bringing on him, and that’s why I chose Edinson.”
They face Brighton and Crystal Palace away in their final two games of the season.