The Manchester United forward officially launched the clothing brand ‘JLingz’ last summer following a successful World Cup debut with England out in Russia.
However, it has been announced that the clothing brand has lost over £200,000 in its first year.
Manchester Evening News reports that unaudited accounts submitted to Companies House show a loss of £211,688, due to the amount the company owes its creditors.
The only silver lining for Lingard is that the company was only selling products for the second half of the year the accounts relate to, up to January of this year.
Lingard was heavily criticised for announcing the release of his clothing brand just before United’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool last December – the game which got ‘ The Special One’ sacked.
United legends Gary Neville and Roy Keane were very much displeased with Lingard’s actions and issued out strong criticisms to the youngster.
“I’ve got no problem with him launching a clothes range to be honest with you, but before Liverpool away, the biggest match of the season, don’t launch a clothes brand,” Neville said.
Keane went on to add: “If there was a good, strong dressing room, that wouldn’t be tolerated.”
The 26-year-old’s form this season, has been catastrophic, with Lingard yet to score or assist in the Premier League.
He’s also lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, which has further decreased the financial potential of his brand.
Source: Danny Ryan/ givemesport.com