Jesse Lingard admits alcohol helped ‘take the pain away’ at Man Utd

Jesse Lingard has admitted that he used to drink alcohol ‘to try and take the pain away’ as his Manchester United career stalled.

Lingard joined Nottingham Forest last summer on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal at The City Ground after ending a 22-year stay at Manchester United.

The 30-year-old had enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Ham United before returning to Man Utd in 2021, but he wasn’t unable to force his way back into then manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans despite being convinced to stay.

Scorer of the winning goal in the 2016 FA Cup final, Lingard has revealed that…


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