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Jesse Lingard got What Man United Denied Him at Forest



Jesse Lingard got What Man United Denied Him at Forest

Former Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard had almost a troubled ending with Manchester United to the point his brother lamented the fact Lingard was denied a proper farewell prior to his exit from Old Trafford, but prior to leaving the pitch during the game between his current club and Man United, the Nottingham Forest player was finally granted the reception he was denied last season.

After being forced to leave the game due to injury on his return, Jesse Lingard was greeted warmly by the Manchester United supporters.

After completing the club’s academy, Lingard spent 22 years at United, making 231 appearances for the team that he grew up supporting.

Lingard, who is now a member of Nottingham Forest, took the field against United on Tuesday night at Old Trafford for the first time.

Speaking ahead of the game, Jesse Lingard said:

“It’ll be good to hopefully get a send-off. Obviously I didn’t do one last time. So, It’ll be good to see the fans and my old teammates again.

“But we’ll be going there to win. It’s not about seeing friends again. It’s an important game, which we need to win.”

Though earlier than he’d have preferred, he did receive that farewell. Take a look at the video below.

Early in the second half, Jesse Lingard went down gripping his tightly taped hamstring that was hidden behind his shorts.

The physio for Forest soon entered the arena to speak with Lingard. Both parties appeared to be aware that this was the last opportunity.

Jesse Lingard got What Man United Denied Him at Forest

The 30-year-old stood up and left the field from the opposite side as Lewis O’Brien took his place. When United supporters spotted Jesse Lingard hobbling off the field, they chose to cheer him on. Lingard reacted by clapping back in unison as a sign of support.

Despite the scrutiny he faced in his latter years at United, he contributed significantly to the airline’s recent past.

In addition to scoring in the Carabao Cup victory over Southampton the following year, he also scored the game-winning goal in the 2016 FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.

That’s why everyone connected to the club was perplexed by interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s choice to sit him during his final home game back in May.

Rangnick decided to give some players a swan song at the end of their contracts after a 3-0 victory over Brentford.

In the end, United defeated Forest 3-0 in their return to Premier League play to boost their chances of finishing in the top four.

Marcus Rashford scored from a beautiful corner kick to give United the lead early on, and Anthony Martial doubled their advantage three minutes later.

Just before the half, Forest believed Willy Boly had cut the score in half. VAR determined the defender was offside, though. Late in the second half, Fred would score a third goal for the Red Devils to complete a commanding victory.