Man Utd block Lingard from Birmingham Cup action

Manchester United are preventing Jesse Lingard from playing in the Capital One Cup for Birmingham City.

The Daily Mail says United have inserted a clause into Lingard’s one month loan deal to Birmingham City that will prevent the forward from playing in the Capital One Cup.

Lingard, who sparkled on his debut for the Midlands’ club as he hit four goals in the 4-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, is therefore ruled out for the visit of Swansea on Wednesday evening.

The short-term move to Birmingham may be extended if all parties are happy with the way the signing works out but United have also safeguarded against the possibility of Lingard being cup-tied ahead of a possible speedy return to Old Trafford.

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