Rangnick details reasons for denying Jesse Lingard his Old Trafford farewell

Ralf Rangnick has defended his selection to not play Jesse Lingard within the final residence sport of the season for Manchester United.

Lingard’s contract expires subsequent month and he’s anticipated to depart United, but he was not permitted to come back off the bench throughout Monday’s 3-0 victory in opposition to Brentford. The 29-year-old was left on the bench by interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick, prompting his brother, Louie Scott, to name United “classless” in an Instagram put up.

Different departing gamers, like Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic, started the sport, whereas Edinson Cavani and Phil Jones, who’re additionally anticipated to go away, got here off the bench.

Rangnick stated: “To start out with, within the final couple of weeks beneath my tenure, Jesse has performed much more video games than he used to.

“Secondly, on sport day in opposition to Chelsea, he requested me to launch him from the sport and coaching the next day for private household causes. With solely three subs in opposition to Brentford, I needed to decide between Edinson Cavani and Jesse, or the younger Alejandro Garnacho, who I’d have cherished to have introduced on and given an opportunity to play.

“I took the choice to convey on Edinson. Had I not introduced on him, somebody might need requested if it was classless to not convey on Cavani or Garnahco. After two subs, it’s a must to decide, and this won’t be to the liking of all people, however that is a part of the sport.

“To be sincere, I am not studying quite a bit [on social media]. I’ve not had the time within the final six months to learn. I am not on Instagram, I am not on Fb, I am not engaged in these areas. My focus has been to develop the staff. In today, with social media, there’s all the time any person posting one thing and it is vital to not take an excessive amount of discover of that.”

The Pink Devils play Brighton subsequent.

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