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Nottingham Forest midfielder Lingard hits back at critics: I could've earned more elsewhere

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Jesse Lingard has hit back at his critics over his move to Nottingham Forest.

Lingard joined Premier League new boys Forest earlier this summer in a surprise deal after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season.

The midfielder's intentions have been questions regarding the move, which will see him earn £120,000-per-week - almost four times Forest's next highest earner.

"I could've gone abroad for a lot more money, life changing money," he told Soccer AM. "For me it's nonsense, I don't like to read into a lot of stuff too much, it was my decision.

"The owners were very strong in their approach and went overboard and when I saw that kind of appreciation it's hard to say no. I WhatsApp them and it's like a family.

"They've showed me so much love getting here in the first place and that was one of the most importance factors."

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