Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has revealed his disappointment with Jesse Lingard for refusing to leave the club this summer.
Lingard had endured a terrible two-year spell with Manchester United where he struggled for game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but a loan move has since reinvigorated his career.
A loan move to West Ham in January saw Lingard become one of the in-form players in the league. A return of nine goals and four assists in 16 appearances is a huge one by any standard.
Gary Neville has said he is disappointed that Lingard chose to remain at Old Trafford and believes his role will be limited in the team this season.
“I’m disappointed for Jesse Lingard that he’s not left Manchester United,” Neville told Sky Sports News on Wednesday.
“He’ll get a few games, he’ll get moments on the pitch, he’ll contribute, but I think he had something going at West Ham last year that meant Jesse Lingard in his own right was standing up as a really good player.
“To go back to being a squad player again I think, for me, is disappointing. I think you sometimes have to sort of fly the nest and go. I thought he’d already done that with what he did last year.”