Lingard denies he was target of ‘abuse’ by frustrated Man Utd fans while warming-up in humiliating loss to Liverpool

JESSE LINGARD denied he was a target of ‘abuse’ by frustrated Manchester United fans while warming-up against Liverpool.

Lingard was an unused substitute at Old Trafford and could only watch as his side were humiliated 5-0.

Footage on social media emerged of the midfielder appearing to respond to a supporter by saying 'I’m not on the pitch.'

But Lingard himself took to Twitter to reveal what was actually said.

He tweeted: "It wasnt abuse! he said “work harder” like im not already doing that day in day out! and i said “im not even on the pitch” end of!!"

United were 4-0 down by half-time but things soon got worse for them.

Mohamed Salah completed his hat-trick five minutes after the break, adding to goals from Naby Keita and Diego Jota.

Cristiano Ronaldo then had a goal ruled out by VAR for offside while substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Keita.

Most read in Football


Cristiano Ronaldo 'asks for Real Madrid return', Palhinha targeted

Gunners news

Gunners pursue Ajax star Noussair Mazraoui, Arthur Melo in transfer talks


Why are there no Premier League games on this weekend and when does it return?


Life with Ronaldo is just like any other family’s, says Georgina Rodriguez

The result puts Liverpool one point behind leaders Chelsea, meanwhile United drop to seventh, without a league win in four games.

Pressure has increased further on United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had hit 'rock bottom.'

He told Sky Sports after the defeat: “It is not easy to say something. It is the darkest day I have had leading these players.

“This is the worst feeling, we feel rock bottom. This is the lowest we have been. I cannot say I have felt any worse.

“But I accept responsibility. That is mine today and mine going forward.”

    Source: Read Full Article