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Paul Scholes tears into Jesse Lingard as he leaves comment on player’s Instagram post

Paul Scholes tears into Jesse Lingard as he leaves a rather damning comment on the player’s Instagram post earlier this week.

J Lingz uploaded a number of photos of himself working out in the gym as the free agent continues his search for a new club to join.

It comes after his contract with Nottingham Forest came to an end last summer, but in the meantime, he continues to work on his fitness with the January transfer window in mind.

In his social media posts, Lingard is seen doing pull ups, press ups and getting on the rowing machine while out in Dubai.

This caught the attention of Paul Scholes, and his left a comment on his post in which he said: “Are you just gonna f*** about in the gym or are you gonna actually play football?”

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Paul Scholes was also seemingly unhappy with the short corners Manchester United were taking in their FA Cup Third Round tie against Wigan Athletic on Monday night.

Erik ten Hag’s side came away with a 2-0 victory, producing 33 shots and were in control for most of the game.

Man Utd will next face a trip to either Newport County or Eastleigh in the Fourth Round. See the Fourth Round draw HERE.

However, despite putting a dominant performance, Man Utd could have easily scored more goals, if it hadn’t been for the glaring misses from Rasmus Hojlund and superb goalkeeping from Wigan’s Sam Tickle.

Scholes took to Instagram story, this time writing: “Short corners are s***.”

Player ratings (as per Sky Sports)

Wigan: Tickle (7), Sessegnon (6), Clare (5), Morrison (7), Hughes (7), Jones (7), Adeeko (6), Shaw (5), Aasgaard (6), Godo (7), Humphrys (5).

Subs: McManaman (6), Smith (6), Magennis (6), Lang (n/a).

Man Utd: Onana (7), Dalot (8), Wan-Bissaka (7), Varane (7), Evans (7), Mainoo (7), McTominay (6), Fernandes (7), Rashford (7), Garnacho (7), Hojlund (6).

Subs: Kambwala (n/a), Forson (n/a), Hannibal (n/a), Pellistri (n/a).

Player of the match: Diogo Dalot.

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot, speaking to ITV: “I think we created a lot of chances. We could have put the ball in the net more than we did. Overall we controlled the game, we had some good moments and I’m glad that we won.”

Opening scoring: “It gave us more confidence. We were needing the goal so we could be more calm and not rushing to score. We created a lot and could have scored more. It’s what we missed today.”

On Sir Jim Ratcliffe: “It brings some good, new energy with positive feelings. We’re looking to the future with the good energy. You can feel at Carrington the motivation they have brought in.”

Confidence to win trophies: “That’s why we’re here. We’re Man United and we want to win everything.”


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, talking to ITV: “The FA Cup is all about winning, it is knockout. You want to finish the job. That is what I said in the dressing room ‘job done’.”

Should United have scored more?: “Oh, definitely. In the first half I think we created five or six very good chances. I think it was very good football. We should have taken more, but if you don’t score you have to stay focused and I think we did that tonight.”

On why they missed chances: “I don’t know. You can’t always say why you’ve missed chances. There were some good attacks and good chances, but we didn’t take them, but the way we created them was OK.”

On if there was enough contact for the penalty: “I haven’t seen. I can’t tell. It was too far away from my position.”

On Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his planned purchase of a 25% stake: “It is an inspiration. Everyone is optimistic. There is a lot of work to do. We’ve had a lot of setbacks and I think in the summer we were in a good way but it is a journey, it is a project and now we have to deal with some setbacks but we will keep alive, survive it and strike back.”

On whether they are thinking about winning the FA Cup: “It is too far. You have to go game to game, especially in the cup. Our focus is on Spurs now.”

As mentioned, Paul Scholes tears into Jesse Lingard as he leaves comment on player’s Instagram post, this is what fans on Twitter had to say…

@RyanUTD_: Harsh but it’s the reality

@PNUKcom: Harsh but true lad should be playing football. Seems like he’s holding out for the MLS. Be in a mess if they don’t stump up. Will end up in Saudi hating it like others.

@brian1childs: Scholesy with another perfectly timed tackle 🟨

@Andymac5856821: Lmao scholesy was on the sauce last night love it 🤣🤣

@MUFCJosh98: Someone needed to say it, I miss watching him man

@Shivutd4: I can see why though. Jesse is still talented player but sometimes his attitude particularly right now in the present and his mentality + dedication is so poor. He was unbelievable under Jose with us and under Moyes with West ham. Why can’t he feel that hunger and drive to play?

@CallumPOBrien: Gooooo on 😭😭😭

@UtdOptimist: Scholes is on a mad one

@GunterDice: he’s right tbf

@Irish_Devil1: He’s one hundred percent correct. Was a fan of Lingard as he provided us with memories most notably the FA cup final goal but what a waste of a player.

@macdot__paul: Lingard can definitely make a prem team or a championship team but you can tell he’s trying to a big payday hence why he isn’t on a team

@laurennnn0607: There’s nothing anyone could ever say that will stop me having an intense dislike for Lingard 🤣 never not found him to be incredibly irritating

@StellyCoach: Paul Scholes telling it how it is. Your career is short 👏🏻

@aaryanmufc: Scholesy going all in 😭 but it’s so true lol. Lingard’s been in the gym for the past 1 year instead of playing football lol.

@richardlucas977: Ffs Paul Scholes has no filter. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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