Jesse Lingard feels let down and respected by Manchester United after a proposed loan to Newcastle was on the verge of collapse due to the terms his childhood club demanded.
For the deal to happen as it is, Newcastle could end up paying more than £ 15 million to take Lingard for the rest of the season. United are demanding a £ 2.5m loan fee, full coverage of the player’s salary and a £ 12m bonus if the Saudi-owned club avoids relegation from the Premier League.
Unless a compromise is reached, Lingard faces having to end the campaign at Old Trafford, even though Ralf Rangnick has told him he is not in his plans. The striker has also been a target for Tottenham and West Ham, but United will not allow him to be loaned out to any club battling with them for a top-4 spot.
Lingard believes he has not been shown the respect he deserves after 21 years at United. He feels the club is outraged by his refusal to sign a contract beyond this season and is acting accordingly.
The 29-year-old is also appalled because he thought he had received a promise from Ole Gunnar Solskjær last summer that he would get more first team chances. Despite the club’s often poor form, he has barely been involved, including recently under Rangnick.
Lingard plans to return to the English team and wants United to sanction a move to increase his chances of getting to the World Cup in November.