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Gary Neville Dismantles Jesse Lingard For Expecting A Manchester United Goodbye In Realest Take Yet

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Gary Neville Dismantles Jesse Lingard For Expecting A Manchester United Goodbye In Realest Take Yet

Gary Neville has slammed Jesse Lingard for expecting a Manchester United farewell as his time at Old Trafford winds down.

Lingard is out of contract at the end of this season and it's expected he'll depart after a 22 year association with the club.

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The England international's brother was furious he didn't come on in last week's 3-0 victory over Brentford in United's final home game of the campaign.

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Following that, Lingard himself posted a picture of himself as a child wearing United merchandise and reports claim he was 'upset' at being overlooked.

Neville discussed the drama on the latest edition of the Gary Neville Podcast and didn't hold back.

"The nonsense this week over Jesse Lingard," the United defender begun. "Jesse’s been at the club a long time, he’s done a good job for the club, but I saw Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce not play in their last games for the club and not get a send-off in Cup finals.

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"One of them is probably the greatest captain Manchester United have ever had, and the other is one of the greatest captains Manchester United have ever had – and they didn’t get the send-offs they wanted, the farewell from the fans.

"I’m not quite sure why Jesse Lingard deserves it."

The 47-year-old discussed his own United departure, which was perhaps the most unceremonious of the lot.

Neville retired in February 2011, a month after his final appearance against West Bromwich Albion.

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During halftime of that game, Neville knew his career was done and he was later replaced by Fabio after getting torn apart by Graham Dorrans.

He continued: "I was basically thrown away at West Brom in a toilet! Sometimes it just doesn’t work out Jesse!

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"This idea that they feel they’ve got a God-given right to get some minutes on the pitch, the way they’ve played, all of them."

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United were demolished 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon which mathematically ended their chances of making the Champions League.

Neville went on to claim only David de Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo have been up to standard for the Red Devils.

"De Gea and Ronaldo I think have held their own this season," Neville clarified. "They've performed well.

"Not one of them other than that can have any complaint about what happens to them this summer.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports, Alamy & Jesse Lingard

Topics: Manchester United, Gary Neville, Jesse Lingard, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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