Jesse Lingard's Mark Noble tribute angers Man United fans
Lingard's tribute was met with huge backlash
It's been a tough season, so it's perhaps understandable that it doesn't take much to wind up Manchester United fans these days. Just ask Jesse Lingard, who is once again feeling the wrath of some United supporters after he attempted to wish Mark Noble well following his retirement.
Lingard paid tribute to Noble ahead of his final home game before retiring
Lingard played alongside Noble during the second half of last season, which he spent on loan at West Ham.
With Noble making his final appearance at home for the club in the game against Manchester City on Sunday, Lingard wanted to reach out to his old teammate to wish him well.
Replying to a tweet posted by West Ham, Lingard said: "Hope the legend Mark Noble has a great send off today to mark an incredible career. He took me under his wing and taught me so much in a short space of time. Good luck for the next chapter, Mr West Ham."
Hope the legend Mark Noble has a great send off today to mark an incredible career. He took me under his wing and taught me so much in a short space of time. Good luck for the next chapter, Mr West Ham. 👊🏾
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) May 15, 2022
Man United fans' (0ver)reaction on social media
Lingard is poised to leave United on a free this summer. Having been denied a farewell in the club's final home game of the season against Brentford, his brother took aim at the club on Instagram - accusing them of being 'classless'.
Perhaps partly because of that, Lingard's message to Noble - innocent though it may have been - didn't go down too well with fans of his current employers, who were quick to let the midfielder know their thoughts:
You can actually taste the bitterness from Lingard in his tweet. https://t.co/kU8UKJZdut
— Ian Stirling (@Stirling061) May 15, 2022
It's good that 29-year-old Lingard was able to learn something. Not playing very often appears to have been the lesson. https://t.co/wDWMDYxW7f
— No Question About That (@nqatpod) May 15, 2022
It’s embarrassing how immature ‘JLingz’ is!
Imagine being a 28-year-old Manchester United player that’s played at a major international tournament for England and needing to be ‘taken under the wing’ of Mark Noble like a young kid when shipped out on loan! https://t.co/bG0aKBysF4
— Stephen Welch 🏴 (@SteveWelch1927) May 16, 2022
Lingard was 28 years old when Mark Noble took him 'under his wing'. And at 29 years old, he's calling Mark Noble 'Mr West Ham' on social media. It's all very weird, and I'm not sorry to see the back of Lingard at United, immensely average player indulged for far too long https://t.co/EhKFqnyFls
— Brad (@BCantona7) May 15, 2022
Jesse Lingard is only 5 a half years younger than Mark Noble and he turns 30 at the end of this year, yet his comments about Noble “taking him under his wing” make it sound like he’s about 19 😂😂
— 🇾🇪 (@EricsMUFC) May 15, 2022
Happy to be corrected if wrong, but I can’t remember Lingard saying anything about mata or matic when they decided they were going! https://t.co/MlAWDIP9kO
— smoke (@smokeandkia) May 16, 2022
As you can see, not one overreaction in the slightest.
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