Pictures: Jesse Lingard hits back at press just two weeks before World Cup begins

Manchester United have several stars preparing to take part in the upcoming World Cup, with Englishman Jesse Lingard amongst them.

Yesterday, articles appeared all over the web, seemingly creating a story out of nothing, suggesting Lingard preferred playing for his country, hinting he didn’t enjoy donning out in Red Devils colours…

As per usual, I’m not sure what the purpose of those stories were – particularly with the Warrington-born-winger getting set to play in his first major tournament with the Three Lions.

Personally, I just don’t see the point in destroying footballer’s confidence when they’re going to try and do our whole nation proud. Just let them do what they do best with a ball at their feet rather than twisting their words.

Lingard hasn’t taken it lying down, though. Instead, he’s taken to social media to hit back at the media, and I absolutely love his posts:

First Raheem Sterling, now Lingard. I just don’t know what the English press are thinking. I highly doubt the likes of Spain, Germany and Brazil will be destroying team morale this close to a major tournament. Then again, some media outlets just don’t care; which is a real shame and an injustice to the 23-man squad that are heading to Russia…


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