England star Jesse Lingard came out yesterday to swiftly refute Rangnick’s claim that he (Lingard) had asked for time off to clear his headspace.
Addressing the press on Thursday ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough on Friday, Rangnick said the 29-year-old had requested time off to clear his head after the club blocked his move to Newcastle or Everton.
But the player publicly contradicted the interim manager.
And Lingard is not the first United player to do this under Rangnick. Anthony Martial was also forced to clarify his absence after being left out of the Red Devils squad in recent weeks.
And Cundy believes these incidents are turning the club into a laughing stock.
“…I feel for Lingard… One thing that is really interesting is that on one side of the argument, the manager is saying he [Lingard) has asked for a time off but the player absolutely and completely refutes anything like that…the club is in shambles,” he said.
“This is shambolic. This will never happen to Alex [Ferguson]. Imagine one player saying one thing and Sir Alex coming out to say another. The club is a laughing stock. Yes, it is…”