Earlier today we reported that Jesse Lingard had told Manchester United’s official podcast that he turned down offers from Liverpool, as well as Everton, Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.
Well, we weren’t the only ones to pick up on the story, as it’s also been covered by several outlets, including the Liverpool Echo, and there have been some funny reactions.
To recap on what Lingard actually said – he said that he had several options when he was a kid, but felt that United was a better fit for him as he supported them as a child.
Liverpool, Everton, Man City and (he thinks) Crewe were interested in him at around the age of seven, but by nine he had trials with the Old Trafford club and had signed his contract.
Honestly, Lingard would not have survived in the current Liverpool and City squads, and he’d likely have been shipped out to another club by now.
To be fair to the lad, he is living his dream. At the age of seven if your favourite club comes knocking there is nowhere else you’re going.
Anyway – some fans have reacted quite hilariously to this news on Twitter. One even went as far as to say “he loves us too much – on a mission to destroy the scum”. Here is some of our favourites:
Ahhhh devastated to miss out on Lingard. pic.twitter.com/Ciw3yQ51bn
— LFC_SMO (@lfc_smo) November 26, 2019
— brian mc cormack (@bmccormack81) November 26, 2019
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) November 26, 2019
He is still young 😂 great future ahead
— muminwani007 (@Wani4Mumin) November 26, 2019
He love us way too much that he is now on a mission destroying the scums
— Hairy Macancheese (@macncheese065) November 26, 2019
Dodged one there pic.twitter.com/0TBFqMOu7l
— RitenG (@RitenGohil) November 26, 2019
So glad he turned us down, and besides little Johnny is a much better boot cleaner
— van (@redvan1892) November 26, 2019
How can I get favour with the Utd fans considering they've all realised I'm shit. Wait I've a great idea……
— ah sure why not (@surewhynot100) November 26, 2019
Jesus,so this ISNT our luckiest season yet.turns out we had it years ago.
— James Christie (@MGSIBIGBOSS) November 26, 2019