Jesse Lingard’s brother hits out at Manchester United after mouth-watering Newcastle loan requests

‘Now we know how Akon felt!’: Jesse Lingard’s brother slams Manchester United after mouth-watering Newcastle loan requests and suggests England star was ‘released the day he was released’ to join West Ham on loan last year

  • Jesse Lingard left frustrated after Newcastle loan talks collapsed
  • Lingard felt Manchester United’s tempting demands were preventing a move
  • And his brother Louie Scott joked that his brother was being held there like a prisoner











Jesse Lingard’s brother has slammed Manchester United for seemingly preventing the midfielder’s transfer to Newcastle with huge loan demands.

The 29-year-old outcast has barely featured for the Red Devils this season, with several Premier League sides keen to sign him before the January transfer window closes on Monday.

But United have reportedly set extremely high demands for a temporary switch to the Magpies, leading Lingard’s brother Louie Scott to compare his brother’s situation at Old Trafford to that of a prisoner.

Jesse Lingard’s brother has slammed Manchester United for their treatment of the midfielder

Louie Scott compared Lingard's situation at Old Trafford to that of a prisoner in an Instagram post

Louie Scott compared Lingard’s situation at Old Trafford to that of a prisoner in an Instagram post

Scott posted on his Instagram account a year to the day after Lingard joined West Ham on loan, with a picture of the United Academy product celebrating a goal for the Hammers.

The caption read: ‘A year ago today he was ‘cleared’ out in the daytime, followed by three laughing crying emojis, with ‘Now we know how Akon felt’ written below the caption. ‘picture.

Senegalese-American artist Akon’s first single from his hit debut album was ‘Locked Up’, a track featuring the lyrics: ‘I’m locked up, they won’t let me out’.

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick (above) has barely used the 29-year-old this campaign

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick (above) has barely used the 29-year-old this campaign

Lingard joined West Ham on loan in January 2021, having played no league games that season for United, and played a starring role in David Moyes’ side as they qualified for Europe – scoring nine goals and assisting five in just 16 appearances.

With great interest after that successful loan spell, former United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer persuaded him to stay and fight for his place but froze him with the situation unchanged despite the arrival of the new manager Ralf Rangnick.

Lingard has played 88 minutes in the league and made two starts in all competitions this season, but United appear determined to make it difficult for him to leave despite reported interest from Newcastle, West Ham, Leicester, Everton and Aston Villa.

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