Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has given an interview to ESPN and touched on his life in quarantine.
The timing of the lockdown worked in his favour because Lingard admits he struggles to think of being alone in lockdown. That’s why he invited former teammate Larnell Cole over.
Lingard’s brother is in Greece so he asked Cole to join him for however long the lockdown continues.
He told ESPN: “Larny has been with me since day one of lockdown. He lives on his own and my brother is in Greece and I would have been on my own as well, so it was the perfect time to get him in. We didn’t know how long it was gong to be for, but he’s still here!”
Anyone who has watched United youth teams down the years will know that these two go way back. Friends since aged 9, they were team-mates when United’s Under-18 team won the FA Youth Cup in 2010, in the same side as Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison.
“Things happen in life and in football,” Lingard adds. “People move on and change teams, and Larnell did that.
“We kept in contact, but because of our schedules, it’s hard to link up and meet. You disconnect a little bit and you’re not as close as you used to be.”
There has been rumours that Lingard could be on his way out of United this summer and maybe from speaking to Larnell he is hearing a different perspective and one he likes?
The report adds that the pair have been experimenting while cooking sweet chilli chicken pasta, prawns and vegetables.