Jesse Lingard has sent an emotional message to fans expressing his pain at his role in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Young Boys.
The England international who has been in good form for club and country gave the ball away for Young Boys’ 95th minute winner with an awful back pass that summed up the evening for Manchester United.
Lingard came on as a second half substitute and says he is ‘upset’ about his role in the loss.
By taking to social media, Lingard arguably went to the worst place to explain how he is feeling (sad truth about social media) after last night, but it takes courage and he probably felt he needed to get it off his chest one way or other.
Lingard wrote: “Last night hurt. Everytime I pull on the United shirt, I hope people understand what it means to me. I always go out wanting to do the best for the club, the team and especially the fans.
“I’m upset for my part in the defeat. I never want to lose any game but mistakes happen in football and we now push on together. We will all pick ourselves up and I can’t wait for Sunday.”
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It’s definitely time to move on – we can’t dwell on a poorly timed back pass for too long because we’ve more fixtures to worry about to set the record straight. Next up is West Ham this weekend (and next Wednesday in the League Cup) and we’re sure Lingard is looking forward to getting some minutes against the side he spent the second half of last season with on loan.
He will be desperate to be involved in at least one of those games to right the wrongs of the Young Boys loss.