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Jesse Lingard’s brother rages at Neville and Keane over “double standards”

Old Trafford icons Roy Keane and Gary Neville rallied against Manchester United’s players after the derby defeat – but Jesse Lingard’s brother insists they were hypocritical

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Jesse Lingard’s brother has accused Roy Keane and Gary Neville of “double standards” in their scathing criticism of Manchester United’s players.

Keane was furious after the Red Devils fell to a 2-0 loss at home to Manchester City on Saturday afternoon, admitting he has “given up” before tearing into their defence.

The Irishman, never one to hold back while on punditry duty, questioned United’s desire due to their lack of crunching tackles and tally of just one yellow card in the Manchester derby.

“I’ve often had it when I’ve not been at the races in a game and I go, ‘You know what, what I might do is go and smash into somebody’,” Keane said on Sky Sports .

Neville was equally despondent about the defeat but refused to pin the blame for the result on under-pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Gary Neville and Roy Keane put Manchester United’s players on blast after the derby defeat
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Lingard, 28, was an unused substitute during the derby and his brother, Louie Scott, had choice words about the Old Trafford legends-turned-pundits after the match.

Scott claimed it was hypocritical for Keane to call for aggressive tackles when his former midfield colleague Paul Scholes blasted Paul Pogba for his straight red card against Liverpool a fortnight earlier.

“Didn’t know Sky show live training sessions now,” Scott said on Instagram. “Keane just said go smash someone. Pogba did it last week and got killed for it by Scholes. Double standards.”









Scott also criticised Neville for continuing to defend ex-teammate Solskjaer by turning the spotlight on United’s players.

He added: “Stop reading into these pundits!!! Still waiting for G.Nev to talk about body language…Oh I forgot he will only say that about the players.”

Scott’s displeasure with the situation at Old Trafford is reportedly shared by his brother, as Eurosport claims Lingard is considering a January exit from his boyhood club.

The England international shone on loan at West Ham United in the second half of last season, scoring nine goals in 16 games.

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Lingard returned to the Red Devils this summer to fight for a place in Solskjaer’s side, but he has only made one start in all competitions.

Despite his limited minutes, the attacking midfielder has managed two goals and one assist including a late winner against West Ham and the crucial pass for Cristiano Ronaldo’s memorable strike against Villarreal.

The report adds the Irons would be keen to bring him back to the London Stadium in January, by which time he will have just six months remaining on his contract.


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