Jesse Lingard was an unused substitute as Manchester United lost 5-0 to Liverpool.

And like the rest of us, Lingard was not impressed with what he saw on the pitch.

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Lingard had a pitch side view and the atmosphere around the bench would not have been pleasant.

As he warmed up before not being brought on, Lingard was seen exchanging words with a United supporter, in a video uploaded to Twitter.

Setting the record straight

The Mirror reported Lingard was responding to ‘abuse’ in their headline reporting the incident.

This was something Lingard denies, saying the United supporter did not abuse him.


Lingard clarified what was said to him, and what he said in response, showing his frustration.

Lingard is one person who does not deserve any flak whatsoever for this result – as he points out, he did not even play.

He has not started a Premier League game all season, a major oversight from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

While Bruno Fernandes is outstanding, Solskjaer has got the make up for his side all wrong, selecting the same side each and every week, and continually denying players like Lingard their own opportunity to impress.

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