Man-United Jesse Lingard has named fitness model Rebecca Halliday as the mother of his young daughter.
Lingard recently discussed “amazing” Hope, aged one, and was snapped on Instagram pushing a pram.
According to The Sun, Hope’s mother is 34-year-old Halliday, an operations manager at a personal training firm.
It is reported she fell pregnant soon after the duo met on a night out in Manchester and the pair remain on good terms despite no longer being together.
The pair are said to “both have her interests at heart” with Rebecca reportedly taking Hope to see Lingard every week.
Discussing his daughter in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Lingard said: “My daughter is one now. She takes my mind off a lot of things I’ve had to deal with. She is brilliant, a great part of my life.
“I just want to be there as a father to show her the right way. I want her to be proud.”
Lingard also opened up on his struggles off the pitch, looking after 14-year-old brother Jasper and 11-year-old sister Dasiy-Boo as his mother suffers from illness.
“I am normally quite bubbly and want to put smiles on people’s faces but people have seen the change in my ways,” he told the Daily Mail.
“I have been down and glum; just worrying. I felt like everybody just passed all the stuff to me and it weighed on my shoulders. It was like, “Here you go Jesse, you deal with this on your own”.
“My mum has had some things for years but never really got help. Now she is. So I have been taking care of my brother and sister.
“They are with me. It has been tough to see my loved ones struggling and then I have to come to work and try to do my job.”