Manchester United Fans Emotional Over 'It Was All A Dream' Tribute Video To Jesse Lingard
The 29-year-old attacking midfielder, who joined the club's Under-9s team in 2001, has played 232 games for United since his competitive debut against Swansea during the 2014/15 campaign.
He scored 35 times in total, including a winner against West Ham in September – his last goal for the Reds.
In a lengthy statement on the club's website, United confirmed Lingard will depart at the end of June.
The final paragraph read: "We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jesse for all of the memories he’s helped create during his two decades here and wish him the best of luck in his future career."
One fan commented on the clip, saying: "I’m tearing up man," while another said: "Enjoyed the come up. The FA Cup winner will live long in our memories. Good luck Jesse."
A fan then posted an emotional montage to Lingard after the news was announced.
Twitter user Raphael Wilson posted the following video with the caption: "232 games, 35 goals and 21 assists - thanks for the memories Jesse Lingard.
'Lived out his dream of playing for Manchester United, was at the club from boy to man. Wishing him nothing but the best in the future."
232 games, 35 goals and 21 assist - thanks for the memories Jesse Lingard.— Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph__) June 1, 2022
Lived out his dream of playing for Manchester United, was at the club from boy to man.
Wishing him nothing but the best in the future... #Lingard #Mufc ⚽️🔴 pic.twitter.com/emErF1Z1Uc
In the weeks ahead of his release, Lingard has been linked with a move to West Ham. He spent a successful loan spell at the Hammers last season after joining in January, scoring nine goals in 16 appearances.
And the London-based club are ready to open talks with former loanee Lingard as he becomes a free agent.
In fact, David Moyes' side have already made contact with his representatives, according to ESPN.
Lingard will join teammates Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani in leaving Old Trafford at the end of their contracts in June.
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Featured Image Credit: Manchester United/Twitter/Jesse Lingard
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