Many footballers love getting themselves inked with different designs on their bodies. Some even get their favourite quotes on their chests and arms. Manchester United players are no exception.
Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has a new tattoo on his left arm, and it has something to do with mental health. Lingard has been open about his battles with depression in the past, and he recently shared a picture of himself with a tattoo that reads ‘Be yourself’. The midfielder’s care package also included a self-help book, incense, and a personal note.
The message is a reminder to always be kind and to respect yourself. It’s an important message to convey especially during these times. Jesse Lingard is a great role model for younger people and fans, and this is another way to show his support.
Lingard’s tattoo is a lovely tribute to his daughter, Hope. The attacking midfielder co-parents the four-year-old with fitness model Rebecca Halliday and the two share parenting duties equally. He recently added two angel images to his sleeve tattoo by artist Dale McGovern, which strikingly resemble Hope.
MANCHESTER UNITED defender Brandon Williams has had limited playtime at the Theatre of Dreams this season due to competition from Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-bissaka. The 20-year-old has been unable to break into the first team and is on the verge of leaving the club in January. He decided to make a statement off the field by inking a lion tattoo on his left arm. The king of the jungle design is sure to give him the motivation he needs to fight for his spot in the side.
Gareth Southgate has defended his England teammate Raheem Sterling after the Arsenal and Manchester City player sparked controversy with his gun tattoo. Sterling posted a photo of himself in training with an assault rifle on his right calf, which he explained was a tribute to his father who was shot dead when the teenager was two. The image sparked outrage from anti-gun campaigners and led to the Sun tabloid publishing it on its front page.
Jesse Lingard has a special place in the hearts of Manchester United fans and is preparing to return to Old Trafford with Nottingham Forest this evening (8pm). The midfielder spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at West Ham from Old Trafford, and made an instant impact at the London Stadium.
During his time at the club, Lingard was often mocked for his hairstyle. However, it turns out that his hair is not a wig and is indeed real. It is worth mentioning that it was a wig in August 2018, but the real thing has grown back and it looks pretty damn good! Here’s hoping he continues to rock it in the future. We wish him the best of luck at Nottingham Forest!