Jesse Lingard’s brother has launched a scathing social media attack on Manchester United and claimed they are ‘classless’ and ‘ran by people who don’t even know the offside trap’.
Lingard’s brother, Louie Scott, posted on Instagram on Monday after Lingard didn’t come off the bench in the 3-0 win over Brentford, the Red Devils’ final home game of the Premier League season.
With Lingard’s contract set to expire in the summer, and the 29-year-old expected to depart the club, the game could have provided him an opportunity to bid farewell to the home supporters.
It was a nicety Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani were afforded, with the latter coming off the bench in the 74th minute.
However, Lingard remained an unused substitute, something his brother was evidently furious about.
“20 years of blood sweat and tears, 4 domestic trophies, 3 cup final goal. Not even a farewell. No wonder it’s Conference League next year,” Scott wrote on social media.
"Attacking players for celebrations when the clubs being sold to the super league ok. Class of 92, Busby Babes, you’re ran by people who don’t even know the offside trap. Classless and the fans need to realise. Goodnight, godbless! Tarar.
“Been there since 9 years of age and didn’t even get a send off!!! Well done bro your family are proud.”
What Rangnick had to say
Rangnick was asked after the game why he opted not to select Lingard on Monday, although the question was put to him prior to his brother’s online post.
The German explained it was a lack of training that resulted in the academy graduate being overlooked.
“Yes, but for personal and family reasons he didn’t train a lot,” Rangnick revealed. “I think yesterday [Sunday] was the first training session after he asked me [to give him] some time at home.
“Again, tonight was one of those nights where I would have loved to have five substitutes for other players; Alejandro Garnacho, I would have loved to have brought him on at 3-0 and let him play for 15 minutes.
“Then I had to decide whether to bring on him or Edinson Cavani, and that’s why I decided to bring on Edinson.”