Jesse Lingard ‘angry’ with Man Utd over loan stance as Newcastle deal collapses
Jesse Lingard has been left angered by Manchester United's decision to reject approaches from Newcastle to take him on loan.
The England international is desperate to leave Old Trafford after a season from hell – starting just twice under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
It is a far cry from the promises made to the playmaker at the start of the campaign when he was told he would be a major part of the squad.
That was enough to convince Lingard to stay at United despite pleas from West Ham for him to stay after a sensational loan period at the club.
During 16 Premier League appearances, he scored nine goals and made four assists – boosting the Hammers into a European spot.
But he has not even started in the league this season, mustering just 88 minutes in total and the 29-year-old is sick of it.
According to the Telegraph, Newcastle had been keen on taking Lingard on until the end of the season on loan.
However, United have rejected all approaches so far which has left the attacking midfielder reportedly angry and feeling disrespected.
The Red Devils are aware that their squad might need adding to if they lose the player, especially with Anthony Martial on his way out and Donny van de Beek also looking to leave.
Ralf Rangnick is trying to take the club into a top-four spot with Champions League football the minimum aim.
Another reason behind United’s reluctance to lose Lingard at this point is the fact that a loan does not suit them at all.
The Englishman will be out of contract at the end of the season, meaning that a loan will effectively put an abrupt stop to his Old Trafford career.
While talks are ongoing with Newcastle desperate to bring in the midfielder, The Athletic report that a move is on the brink of collapse.
West Ham and Tottenham are also looking to snap up the United academy graduate but the Red Devils are not entertaining bids from them.
Both London clubs are seen as top-four rivals and Lingard could be the boost that one of them needs to potentially pip them to a Champions League spot.
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