Courted in January, Jesse Lingard ultimately did not leave Manchester United. At a press conference, Red Devils coach Ralf Rangnick returned to the case of the English attacking midfielder.
The German technician indicated that the situation of Mason Greenwood, involved in a serious extra-sports affair, prompted the Mancunian club not to part with the 29-year-old footballer during the winter transfer window. “In a way, yes. But in the end, the board told me that they couldn’t find an agreement with any of the clubs interested in him. In the afternoon the board told me they wanted him to stay and for me it was a decision I could fully understand and accept. »
Ralf Rangnick warns the former West Ham United player will not return to his squad immediately. “Jesse asked me and the club if he could have a few days off just to clear his mind. He will be back in the group I guess next Monday and will be part of the team again. »
Since the start of the 2021-2022 season, Jesse Lingard has played 14 games in all competitions, including 9 Premier League games, for two goals.