Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has come out to defend denying Jesse Lingard an Old Trafford farewell. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the fact is that Lingard has played far more games than he used to while he has been manager, and he simply had to decide between bringing on Cavani or Lingard vs Brentford.
Rangnick added that a coach’s decision will not please all his players, but he has to decide regardless.
His words, “In the last couple of weeks under my tenure, he has played far more games than he used to.”
“Secondly, on game day against Chelsea [on 28 April] he asked me to release him from the game and training the following day for personal family reasons.”
“And this was the reason. With only three substitutes, I had to take a decision between Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard, or the young [Alejandro Garnacho], who I would have loved to have brought on and given a chance to play.”
“I took the decision to bring on Edinson. Had I not brought on Edinson, someone else might have asked if it’s classless not to bring on Cavani or Garnacho.”
“You have to take a decision and this will not be to the liking of everybody and this is part of the game.”
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