28 Jul Manchester United’s Lingard admits to being ‘misplaced’ as participant, particular person
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has opened up about his private struggles in a heartfelt message on social media, saying he was “misplaced as a participant and particular person” in the course of the 2019-20 marketing campaign.
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Lingard’s purpose within the closing levels of a 2-Zero win at Leicester Metropolis on Sunday — which secured Champions League qualification for third-placed United — was his first Premier League strike in 18 months.
The 27-year-old has misplaced his common first-team spot beneath United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was restricted to 9 league begins within the 2019-20 season.
“This season has been troublesome for thus many causes,” Lingard stated in an Instagram put up on Tuesday.
“I misplaced who I used to be as a participant and particular person, however I by no means needed to surrender, I knew who I actually was on and off the pitch and knew that having been there earlier than I might get there once more.
“This meant working tougher than I would ever completed earlier than and trusting in these round me that they knew find out how to finest assist me obtain that.”
In an interview with the Each day Mail final December, Lingard stated he took on better accountability for his youthful siblings after his mom turned unwell earlier within the season.
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Lingard additionally stated he had feared for his United future after posting a weird video on social media with teammate Marcus Rashford earlier than the beginning of the final marketing campaign.
“I do know the followers have been annoyed however in all this time my love for this membership and everybody linked to it has by no means left me,” Lingard, a United academy graduate, stated.
“This team, this membership is my household and I’ll proceed to maintain working tougher than ever to assist this team obtain its targets.”
Lingard has been linked within the media with a transfer away from United within the present transfer window, having lower than a yr remaining on his contract.