Jesse Lingard admitted he was ‘injured’ when his loan move to Newcastle in January 2022 was halted by Manchester United.
The 30-year-old was left out of the first-team picture at Old Trafford and was desperate to revive his flagging career by moving to the North East.
But even though the move was agreed to, Lingard received a phone call from Director of Football John Murtaugh and then put an end to his hopes of joining the New Jersey side.
“I wanted to go on loan in January, because I didn’t play – again – and Newcastle was on the cards,” Lingard revealed. Diary of a CEO Podcast. “The deal was done and all, but the United team clearly wasn’t big enough.
“So, they let the players out on loan, but when it came to me, John Murtaugh called and said ‘No, you’re not going to be on loan.'”
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“I was like, ‘Okay, he’s gone on loan – let me go and enjoy my football because I don’t play here.'” He asked, “What do you want, days off?” And I said, “No, I just want to go and play soccer.”
So, then they stopped the loan—I was affected—and when he said, ‘Do I want a vacation? He said that’.
Then they spread the words “Jesse asked for two days off” in the media, and I was like, “What? I went straight to Twitter and put the facts out there.
Lingard also criticized Run Manchester United After the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson as the club’s manager in 2013, he said “there was no control” at the club after his departure.
Nottingham Forest was chosen Lingard On a free transfer in the summer once his contract with United expires. The move to The City Ground ended his 22-year association with the Red Devils, which also marked a short but incredibly successful loan spell at West Ham United.