Jesse Lingard feels let down and disrespected by Manchester United after a proposed loan to Newcastle was on the verge of collapse because of the terms demanded by his boyhood club.
For the deal to happen as it stands, Newcastle could end up paying more than £15m to take Lingard for the rest of the season. United are demanding a £2.5m loan fee, full coverage of the player’s wages and a £12m bonus if the Saudi Arabian-owned club avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Unless a compromise is reached Lingard faces having to finish the campaign at Old Trafford even though Ralf Rangnick has told him he is not in his plans. The forward has also been a target for Tottenham and West Ham but United will not allow him to go on loan to any club battling with them for a top-four finish.
Lingard believes he has not been shown the respect he deserves after 21 years at United. He feels the club are upset at his refusal to sign a contract beyond this season and are acting accordingly.
The 29-year-old is also dismayed because he thought he had received a promise last summer from Ole Gunnar Solskjær that he would get more first-team chances. Despite the club’s often poor form he has barely featured, including more recently under Rangnick.
Lingard has designs on getting back into the England squad and wants United to sanction a move to enhance his chances of making it to the World Cup in November.