Man United news: Jesse Lingard 'out of line' after 'classless' reveal - pundit
Jesse Lingard’s brother is “out of line” and Man United did not have to play him in their final home game of the season as they beat Brentford 3-0 yesterday (2 May).
That is the view of ex-Aston Villa and England attacker Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Lingard was an unused substitute at Old Trafford.
As relayed by the Athletic today (3 May), the 29-year-old’s brother, Louie Scott, took to Instagram to label the club “classless” and “run by people who don’t even know the offside trap”.
Lingard is expected to depart his boyhood club this summer when his contract expires.
“I don’t agree at all with him,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He’s been there for 20-years and had some good times and bad times there but he turned down a new contract. It’s not like the club haven’t offered him a new contract and forced him out. He’s not signed a new contract.
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“It’s different for the likes of Juan Mata. The club haven’t offered him a new contract, they want him to go so have given him the last game to play.
“Lingard hasn’t looked like he wanted to play for Man United this season when he’s come on. He hasn’t shown any hunger in the games that he’s played recently.
“He’s the one who turned down a contract so why should the club give him a send off?
“His brother is out of line there and it’s not Man United’s job to give every player who is leaving a start in the last home game. It doesn’t work like that.”