Paul Scholes admits he 'regrets' revealing conversation with Jesse Lingard
'I have spoken to him since and probably best I don’t tell you what he said'
Paul Scholes has admitted that he regrets revealing his conversation with Jesse Lingard in which the midfielder labelled the Manchester United dressing room a 'disaster'.
The Red Devils suffered defeats to both Liverpool and Arsenal in the space of five days and now look unlikely to finish inside the top four of the Premier League.
Scholes said Lingard told him dressing room is a 'disaster'
Following Ralf Rangnick's side's 3-1 loss against the Gunners, Scholes revealed that he had spoken to Lingard - one of the players expected to be moved on in the summer - who confirmed that the atmosphere inside the United dressing room is a 'disaster'.
He said on DAZN: "I had a quick chat with Jesse [Lingard] the other day.
"I’m sure he won’t mind me saying — the dressing room is just a disaster."
However, the United legend has since suggested that he should have kept that conversation private - and that he'd spoken to Lingard again.
Paul Scholes on Jesse Lingard comments: "I’ve had a little bit of stick for that. I don’t know why I did it! Honestly, sometimes words just come out your mouth. I have spoken to him since and probably best I don’t tell you what he said." #mulive [@talkSPORT]
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Scholes told talkSPORT: "I’ve had a little bit of stick for that. I don’t know why I did it! Honestly, sometimes words just come out your mouth.
"I have spoken to him since and probably best I don’t tell you what he said."
Scholes slams United for Lingard treatment
The 47-year-old also criticised his former club for how Lingard has been treated in recent months, insisting that his situation has been dealt with 'poorly' by United.
"I think Jesse has been treated pretty poorly by the club, to be honest," he added.
"He was ready to sign for Newcastle at one point and West Ham, right at the end of deadline day and he was told he was going to get more minutes.
"That clearly hasn’t happened. He’s deserved a chance. We all saw what he did at West Ham.
"He’s a really good footballer and can bring goals to a team and with this team playing so poorly as well, for him not to get a chance… I think he’s unfairly treated."
❌ “Next year, #MUFC will be fighting for 4th place which is not something you want.”
🏆 “I think we’re 4 or 5 years away from being somewhere to challenge the league!”
Paul Scholes believes Man United are 5 years away from challenging for the #PL title. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/NnuUTj4Uz8
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 26, 2022
The Red Devils host Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday night, hoping to close the gap on fourth-placed Arsenal - who have a game in hand over United.
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