Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville have questioned the timing of the launch of Jesse Lingard‘s own clothing label.
Last Sunday, the England international launched the ‘Be Yourself’ range of his fashion label JLingz, only a week before their clash against Liverpool.
“If that was a good, strong dressing room that wouldn’t be tolerated,” Keane told Sky Sports. “That’s why I worry about the United dressing room.
“For a young player, still learning his trade, he could be the nicest kid in the world, I don’t know him. But you’re coming out with all that nonsense.
“I think football should be your No 1 priority. People say you should have other stuff outside of football but I don’t think you should.
“Don’t hide behind your cars or tattoos or girlfriends, you can do that when you retire!”
Neville, who was also on Sky Sports, added: “Earlier this week, you talk about players and characters.
“I am actually a big fan of Jesse Lingard and I have no problem with him launching a clothes range, but don’t launch it before Liverpool away, one of the biggest games of the season.
“Not this week, concentrate on Liverpool. Do it before Fulham. I am not having a go at his character because players should have other careers, should do other things.
“But you see that little thing and I thought ‘not this week’ it’s Liverpool.
“Concentrate on Liverpool, no distractions. No disruptions.”