Video Emerges Of Man Utd Fans Abusing Jesse Lingard After Derby County Victory
Video has emerged of Manchester United fans abusing Jesse Lingard as he boarded the team bus following last night's game.
Lingard started for United as they defeated Derby County 3-0 to advance to the FA Cup quarter-final.
The 27-year-old started the game and was rather anonymous, but some United fans took it too far at full-time.
One fan can be heard repeatedly shouting 'F*** off, Jesse, you're s***!' as he walks past.
Another can then be heard criticising his lack of goal contributions last year, screaming: "Zero goals and zero assists in 2019, you're dead."
The England international was also allegedly racially abused as he left Pride Park but those reports are unconfirmed.
Lingard has been off the pace over the last 18 months but abused of this level is uncalled for and United fans on Twitter agreed.
I can't stand Jesse Lingard. I never rated him good enough for United & never will. I want him gone.- :beginner: Scott Ley :beginner: (@ScottLey3) March 6, 2020
BUT I would never be so disgusting to abuse him like this to his face! Vile abuse this, universally United fan base is known as one of the best. This is not it. https://t.co/ATqzwwgkkU
How can any United fan act like this honestly? I don't rate Lingard at all but good lord there's no need to attack any player like that- Liam (@Utd_Liam_) March 6, 2020
That's proper grim. State of some people.- Abdul (@Abdulghaleiw) March 6, 2020
Even if you forget for a second that that abusing a player like this is disgusting ask yourself:- Cantona's Collar :flag_ye: :beginner: (@CantonaCollars) March 6, 2020
• what good can possibly come from it?
The answer is nothing.
Lingard's loss of form could also be down to personal issues off the pitch.
He revealed n December that his mother has been suffering with illness which led to him looking after his two younger siblings.
"I wasn't performing and he was on me all the time. He [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] wanted more from me," he told The Daily Mail.
"So I felt it was best to get everything off my chest and tell him why my head wasn't right. So I knocked on his door.
"...When I came on the manager said to me, 'Just go on and play with a smile and enjoy it.' To hear that gives you confidence. He knows what kind of character I am. I need to be smiling.
"He has just told me that everything will be OK. Maybe I just needed someone to say that.
"He said he just wanted the old Jesse back and maybe I can give him that now."