Manchester United legend questions Lingard's behaviour
Manchester United legend questions Lingard's behaviour

Manchester United legend questions Lingard's behaviour

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has questioned Jesse Lingard's decision to upload an expletive-ridden video to social media.

Lingard courted controversy earlier this week for his Snapchat story while on holiday in Miami with team-mate Marcus Rashford and former United defender Ro-Shaun Williams.

The 26-year-old was widely criticized for his inappropriate language in the clip, which showed him walking around his unkempt apartment, and he has reportedly been warned about his behavior by United.

But while criticizing modern-day players for their use of social media, Neville acknowledged the current crop are more professional than ever on the field.

"When I watch Jesse Lingard play I always think he works really hard," Neville said at the Soccer Science Conference in Manchester. "But why would you do something that is potentially going to bring you criticism?


"As a player, you have to ask yourself a few questions before doing anything. Is it going to help me? Is it going to make me a better player? Is it going to make people feel better about me? Is it going to earn me money? Is it going to make my coach like me more or less?

"If the answers come up negative then it's probably best not doing it. We all make mistakes and I've made loads of them.

"The idea of a guy going on social media, looking a bit of a prat while not winning football matches and not playing that well is a really bad cocktail."

Lingard featured 36 times in all competitions last season as United finished sixth in the Premier League and endured another trophyless campaign.

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