Jesse Lingard feared that his Man Utd career was over after mistakenly uploading vulgar snapchat video. He revealed that he was given a warning by Solskjaer.
Jesse Lingard endured a terrible season with Manchester United where he went almost a year without scoring a single goal. He ended the drought with a goal during United’s 2-1 loss to Astana last month. The attacking midfielder has since put up impressive performances against Tottenham and Manchester City.
Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer persisted with the 26-year old despite his poor form. However, Lingard admits that he thought his career was over after he posted an obscene video on social media.
Jesse Lingard feared that his Man Utd career was over after mistakenly uploading vulgar snapchat video
“It genuinely was a mistake to post it” Lingard told Daily Mail. I have a lot of young followers and I would never put that out there deliberately. It was an accident.’
“I was meaning to send it privately to one of my friends. I was on a plane waiting to take off. Someone from the club texted me and said: ‘Take the video down.’
“When I realised what I had done, my heart just sank into my stomach. I was like, ‘I am done at United now. This is the final straw.’
“I was told the manager was going mad, but I was in the air for two hours and literally couldn’t do anything. When I got back, I came in early to speak to the manager and apologise. He said I was on my last chance. He said I had to get my head down and that is what I have done. I am not stupid.”
Lingard also revealed that he has been struggling with illness striking his family. Both his mother and Grandmother have been ill and unwell while his grandfather is battling cancer. He is now caring for his younger brother and sister.
“I wasn’t performing, and he was on me all the time. He wanted more from me,” he said. “So, I felt it was best to get everything off my chest and tell him why my head wasn’t right. So, I knocked on his door.
“I am a person who likes to deal with stuff on his own but it’s not necessarily the right thing to do. I always use the phrase ‘be yourself’ but I have realised now that there are times when you just can’t be. My dad and older brother, Louie, have been great support but some of this stuff has broken my heart, you know?”
“He has just told me that everything will be okay. Maybe I just needed someone to say that. He said he just wanted the old Jesse back and maybe I can give him that now.”
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