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Jesse Lingard opens up on the darkest days of Man Utd career amid horror fan abuse and mum’s depression as David de Gea has sent a message.

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Jesse Lingard opens up on the darkest days of Man Utd career amid horror fan abuse and mum’s depression as David de Gea has sent a message.

‘I didn’t want to be on the pitch,’ reveals Jesse Lingard of his difficulties at Manchester United.

Lingard revealed in a podcast that he was in a difficult situation previous to his departure from Manchester United.

Jesse Lingard, a former Manchester United player, claimed that his mother’s sadness made it difficult for him to concentrate on sport.

Lingard’s form on the pitch began to deteriorate in his final seasons at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. The Englishman struggled to play for the Reds during the 2019/20 season, and he has now explained that off-field issues hampered his performance.

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Speaking on The Diary of a CEO podcast, Lingard explained: “The depression was so bad she [his mother] couldn’t really cope and she needed to go away and get help. But leaving me with my little sister, who was 11 at the time, and my little brother, who was 15, for me, I was still going through my own things as well. “So I wasn’t really the big brother they wanted at the time. They always get the fun, laughy, bubbly Jesse and I was going through my own things, so I was on autopilot. “I just wasn’t there, mentally wasn’t there. 

I was on the pitch but I didn’t want to be on the pitch, I didn’t want to play. “I didn’t want to quit football, I never would have quit football, but I needed a break. I’m going into games just with a mind blankness. “I didn’t want to be on the pitch, I didn’t want to be there, so of course I was playing badly.” Lingard went on to explain that Luke Shaw had protected him from abuse after an FA Cup match against Derby County and that at one stage he was drinking alcohol before bed to ease the pain. “I was drinking before bed, having a nightcap,” he added.

 “I look back now and think ‘what was I doing that for?’ But I needed something to try and take the pain away.” Lingard left United in the summer at the end of his contract and joined Nottingham Forest on a free transfer. So far, he has grabbed two goals and two assists in 16 appearances.

David de Gea has sent a message.

On a day when Manchester United was linked with one of the goalkeepers who has stolen David de Gea’s spot in the Spanish national team, their current No. 1 served as a timely reminder that what you do with your hands is what matters.

United is one of three of the big six clubs said to be interested in Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, whose best asset is his proficiency with his feet. “The goalie could wear the number 10 shirt,” Jurgen Klopp said of him last season.

But he must wear the number one shirt, which few players do better than De Gea. It appears that the 32-year-connection old’s with United followers been rekindled recently. He is over his rocky patch and looks back to his best.

Life under his eighth United boss, caretaker or permanent, got off to a rocky start at Brentford, but De Gea stood tall after that game and accepted responsibility for his own errors. He made an odd mistake against Everton lately, but he has otherwise been brilliant this season.

Jesse Lingard opens up on the darkest days of Man Utd career amid horror fan abuse and mum’s depression as David de Gea has sent a message.

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