the Greenwood affair had consequences for Lingard
Confronted during the last days of the transfer window with the Mason Greenwood affair, Manchester United retained Jesse Lingard, who plays in the same position, when he had an exit voucher. At a press conference on Thursday, Ralf Rangnick also admitted that the suspension of the attacking midfielder necessarily affects his group.
The affair linked to Mason Greenwood will have had consequences on the last days of the Manchester United winter transfer window. Accused of rape and sexual assault, the striker has been sidelined until further notice by the Red Devils, banned for several days from training with the first team.
Courted by Newcastle during the last transfer window, Jesse Lingard finally remained in the Manchester United squad. « I had a conversation with him 10 days ago, said Ralf Rangnick at a press conference on Thursday. I could perfectly understand why he wanted to leave since he wanted to have playing time for his future, with the Cup. I told him at the time that if he found a club he would like to play with and if both clubs found a solution, then he would be allowed to leave. »
Lingard took days off
Mason Greenwood, who has participated in 24 games in all competitions since the start of the season, was arrested on January 30, at the end of the transfer window. « Obviously with all the events of the last few days things have changed a bit, Rangnick admitted as Lingard stayed at the club. On the other hand, we also didn’t have an agreement with another club and we had to make a final decision. We decided to keep Jesse until the end of the season. »
However, Jesse Lingard should not be available in the coming days, he who has played 14 games since the start of the current fiscal year. « He asked me and the club if we could give him a few days off just to clear his mind, commented the Manchester United technician. He will be back in the squad next Monday in training, to be part of the first team again. »
Lingard will therefore miss the FA Cup poster on Friday against Middlesbrough. And if the training took place normally last week, the arrest of Greenwood necessarily had consequences on the life of the group. « I guess it was a subject in the locker room but they are all human beings and Mason was part of the group », reacted soberly Rangnick, who now wants to have his head fully in the sportsman.