The Red Devils is preparing to launch an investigation into the foul-mouthed insults aimed in the direction of the England international at Derby.
Manchester United have condemned the actions of those who started foul-mouthed insults in the direction of Jesse Lingard after a 3-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Derby.
The England international midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Pride Park on Thursday as the Red Devils overcame Wayne Rooney and the Rams to reserve their place at the quarter-finals.
As he prepared to go home in the aftermath of a convincing win, Lingard was singled out for abuse by people in close proximity to United’s team bus.
A video has circulated social websites that capture those involved branding the 27-year-old playmaker”sh*t”, while also telling him to”f*ck away”.
The taunts aimed at Lingard also see him mocked over a disappointing record of getting enrolled no Premier League goals or assists in 2019.
Those struggles for form have observed that the Old Trafford academy graduate to become a simple target for trolls and he’s been subjected to internet abuse on a regular basis, with specific sections of the United support turning against one of their own.
Understandably, the Red Devils have been left less than impressed with the activities of a vocal minority and, in the aftermath of another unfortunate incident, the Premier League heavyweights are getting ready to research the issue and discover the identity of those responsible.
They’ll be contacting Derby in a bid to get help in their investigation.
Lingard, meanwhile, will be hoping to rediscover his spark for a United side which have appreciated a collective upturn in fortune of late.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his side in the hunt for a top-four finish and significant silverware — at both the FA Cup and Europa League — but has made it clear he will only be calling upon people who prove themselves worthy of moments.
He’s stated when questioned on Lingard’s response to routine spells on the bench: “This is what I enjoy. I love to see players that say,’okay, he’s left me out for a few games without excuse’.
“I don’t need to explain every time. Occasionally I do, yeah, but it’s a way for me to say that I need more. You can not just speak to them 100 times and say, ‘now we want a change in you’. You have had chances.
“I have to make decisions and one day… well, you give them one warning and that is it possible, and then another thing they are not here anymore.
“You do not have to explain each time then. You may need to consider it after.”