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Jesse Lingard says Man Utd performances took a hit after secret family trauma but he coped thanks to help of team-mates

, Jesse Lingard says Man Utd performances took a hit after secret family trauma but he coped thanks to help of team-mates

EMOTIONAL Jesse Lingard says his Manchester United form suffered following a secret family trauma.

The winger — who scored three times this term — had to take greater care of his siblings since his mum fell ill.

Jesse Lingard says his Manchester United form suffered following a secret family trauma

, Jesse Lingard says Man Utd performances took a hit after secret family trauma but he coped thanks to help of team-mates

Lingard spoke to Maya Jama as part of a new series of films called Heads Up

In a new Heads Up series, he reveals he managed to cope by talking it through with  the club and team-mates.

Lingard, 27, said: “I was the type of guy that liked to bottle things up.  Deal with it on my own.

“When serious things happened, it was the right time to speak out. 

‘Last season, I went through some things with my family. 

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“So, it was difficult to perform on the field.

“My mum was going through some things. Depression and what not. She went to London to get that sorted out. 

“I had to look after my  brother and sister, who are 12 and 15.

 “You get to the point where you think, ‘Right, I  need to speak to someone and  say how I feel’. 

“And then I felt so much better.”

, Jesse Lingard says Man Utd performances took a hit after secret family trauma but he coped thanks to help of team-mates

Jesse Lingard pictured with his mother Kirsty
, Jesse Lingard says Man Utd performances took a hit after secret family trauma but he coped thanks to help of team-mates
Lingard reveals he managed to cope by talking it through with the club and team-mates.

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