MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has had his say after Jesse Lingard’s brother blasted the club as “classless”.
The former pro turned pundit claimed “far better players” than Lingard “didn’t get a perfect send off” at United after Lingard was denied an Old Trafford farewell.
The 29-year-old was an unused sub in Monday night’s 3-0 win over Brentford, the club’s final home game of the season.
That cued brother Louie Scott’s rant on social media, as Lingard’s impending departure meant it was the last chance for him to run out at the Theatre of Dreams.
Lingard himself also appeared to fire a dig at United, sharing a picture of himself as a youngster in a United top in an apparent reminder of how long he has been part of the set-up.
But reacting to the saga, Neville claimed on Twitter: “I don’t get the Lingard fuss at all.
“I saw far better players than him not get a perfect send off.
“He wants to leave, he wanted a free transfer. He’s got it. Move on.”
Neville’s words came after Ralf Rangnick was questioned in the week about his decision not to introduce Lingard against the Bees.
And the Red Devils interim boss was forced to defend his choice of substitutions.
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He said: “Had I not brought on someone maybe someone else might have posted it was classless not to bring on Edinson Cavani or somebody else might have posted ‘why didn’t the manager bring on the young Alejandro Garnacho?'”
Rangick admitted he wasn’t reading Lingard’s brothers comments towards the club as he is not personally on social media.
He continued: “To be honest, I’m not reading a lot, I’ve not had the time in the last six months to read, I’m not Instagram, as you know, I’m not on Facebook, I’m not engaged in those areas.
“My focus has always been here, with my coaching staff, to develop the team.
“In those days with social media, there is always somebody posting something and it’s important for us at the club not to take too much notice of that.
“Unless it’s the player himself, it might be a different story.”