As of the end of this month, Jesse Lingard’s 22-year stint at Manchester United has come to an end.
Later in the day, Manchester United announced the departure of Jesse Lingard. He is the sixth player in as many days to leave for nothing, joining Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, and Lee Grant.
Here is a video of Lingard’s top moments for Manchester United’s senior team, with his farewell statement accompanying it.
Lingard confessed, “Over the last several weeks I’ve felt emotional leaving a club that is family. The past two decades have been full of unforgettable moments and memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Manchester United will always have a special place in my heart.” Players who I’ve played with for a long time have helped me form lasting relationships and we’ve had a lot of fun together.
The coaches I’ve worked with since I was nine years old deserve a heartfelt thank you. Each coach has benefited me in a variety of ways, and I appreciate how each coach believed in me and taught me something unique..
We owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who has helped us get here, from our dinner servers to our janitors to our kitmen.
This has been an emotional journey, but what has been your favorite moment? With those final words: “Lots of love, Jlingz”
In 2014, Lingard made his Manchester United debut and went on to make 232 appearances, scoring 35 goals. With goals against Crystal Palace, Leicester, and Southampton, he helped Manchester United win a total of three titles in two years.
A return to West Ham United, where he found new life in football, has been mooted as a possibility, although Italian clubs are also reportedly interested.