Lingard was constantly supported by a Manchester United teammate, with whom he maintained contact throughout.
Jesse Lingard talked about how Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes was always there for him when he was going through a rough patch in his career.
Lingard has come a long way from being a forgotten player to being one of Manchester United’s important players in the 2021-22 season. Lingard’s career was saved by a successful loan spell with West Ham in the second half of last season. He contributed nine goals and five assists to West Ham’s sixth-place finish in the Premier League standings. As a result, West Ham has returned to European soccer, and they are now competing in the Europa League.
“I couldn’t find my way back to where I’d been. Both mentally and physically, I was in pain. There was also the off-field issues with my mother’s despair. I’ve mentioned it before, and while it isn’t the focus of this narrative, it did have an impact on me. Isn’t it my mother? Playing did nothing but make things worse. But when I finally did play, even after I had regained my fitness, I wasn’t myself. My family continued to attend games, but they couldn’t even see me. ‘This ain’t you,’ they said. This isn’t your aura,’ says the narrator. Games passed me by as if I didn’t exist. Like a phantom, “For The Players’ Tribune, Lingard wrote an emotive piece.
Lingard, who is 28 years old, made a special note to Fernandes, who was a continuous source of support for him during his worst days.
“Before a game, Bruno Fernandes approached me and said, ‘Today, I want to see the Jesse Lingard that I know.’ ‘Mate, I can’t, because this isn’t me!’ was all I could think.” Lingard continued to write.
Lingard, who not only aided West Ham but also himself at the London Stadium, said that Fernandes’ messages meant a lot to him during his loan spell with the Hammers.
“After that [the Premier League awards], in an interview with United, Bruno Fernandes referred to me as the “best player in the Premier League.” Isn’t that incredible?!? Bruno is the one that says that! Bruno has a special place in my heart. Throughout my loan, he sent me notes of encouragement. It was incredible to receive such praise from someone of his caliber “Lingard, who is out of contract at the end of the 2021-22 season, added.
Lingard’s career may be coming to an end, according to reports. The Washington Newsday Brief News is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C.