Former Red Devils star Jesse Lingard has broken his silence and shared his reaction to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes calling him out on social media.
Lingard is currently a free agent and on the hunt for a new club after he was released by Nottingham Forest at the end of the previous Premier League campaign.
The 31-year-old former United player has since spent time with Saudi Arabian side Al Ettifaq and even played in a friendly for Steven Gerrard’s men.
Lingard attracted interest from former side West Ham after he became a free agent, but a reunion with ex-United manager David Moyes failed to materialise.
The ex-England international, who was recently linked with Newcastle and Fulham, has even been ‘offered’ to La Liga side Barcelona in his bid to sign for a new club.
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Scholes surprisingly pulled no punches towards Lingard and took aim at the former United star spending more time in training rather than playing for a new club.
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Lingard on Tuesday posted a photo of himself on Instagram where he was working out, with the ex-Three Lions star tagging his location as Dubai.
Responding to the post, Scholes wrote: “Are you just gonna f**k about in the gym or are you gonna actually play football?”
Scholes has since deleted his post, but not before eagle-eyed fans spotted the United legend’s message to Lingard.
However, Lingard took to Instagram himself and posted a comment reacting to Scholes’ callout, with the former United man sharing a series of smiley faces.
Lingard’s hunt for a new club continues
All eyes are on Lingard over what the former Red Devils player does next after a disappointing spell with Forest.
Lingard had trained with West Ham after his time at Forest came to an end and it seemed that a return to the Hammers would suit him.
The former Three Lions international was loaned out to West Ham in 2021 and Lingard saw a resurgence in form under Hammers boss Moyes.
Lingard has attracted interest from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and MLS in the past, but it remains unclear where the ex-United academy product will land next.
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