Nottingham Forest midfielder Jesse Lingard stated he was given “false promises” about taking part in time throughout his closing yr at Manchester United and remains to be at nighttime over why he was used so sparingly.
Lingard, who joined United at the age of seven, had returned to Old Trafford final yr after a profitable mortgage spell at West Ham, the place he revived his profession with 9 targets and 5 assists within the second half of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
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The 30-year-old performed 232 occasions for his boyhood membership however began solely two Premier League video games final season below former managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick earlier than he joined Forest on a free switch earlier this yr.
“I don’t know what the problem was, whether it was politics or whatever. I still haven’t got an answer to this day,” Lingard informed The Telegraph forward of Forest’s journey to United on Tuesday.
“I didn’t even ask. I’d rather that someone out of respect for me being there that long told me, ‘This is why you’re not playing,’ but I never got that.
“It was false guarantees. I used to be coaching arduous and I used to be sharp, I used to be able to play … When you are working arduous in coaching and do not play at the tip of it, it is very irritating.”
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Forest are struggling in 19th place in the table but Lingard said he hopes they can bounce back in the second half of the season.
“This is one other chapter in my life, and a distinct problem for me which I needed,” he added.
“It will probably be an fulfilling one, however we wish to win the sport. You cannot get caught up an excessive amount of emotionally. It’s an opportunity to say my goodbyes as a result of I by no means actually acquired that.”