Jesse Lingard is ready to remain at Man United and try to get his Red Devils career back on track.
Manchester United’s 2020/21 campaign was a pretty tough one for Jesse Lingard. In the first half of the season, he’d barely kick a ball for the Old Trafford club. Eventually, he’d head to West Ham United on loan where he’d flourish.
The Warrington-born-winger would score nine goals in sixteen Premier League games as the Hammers made a real push to finish inside the top four.
At this time, no permanent deal has been agreed between United and West Ham over the transfer of Lingard. Well, now we may know why…
The story comes from The Sun, who, on Saturday night, wrote that the Reds star ‘hopes to rebuild’ his United career following a successful loan.
During a meeting with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lingard admitted he wants to stay at the club as his heart is still in Manchester.
Lingard was spotted out and about in Altrincham town centre yesterday as he cheered on his beloved Three Lions from home. Although I still believe he should’ve been called up to the 26-man squad when Trent Alexander-Arnold went down with injury.
My initial thought is that you have to admire the desire and dedication for Lingard. He loves Manchester United just like every single one of us. It’s not easy to let that go.
Sometimes, though, your head has to rule your heart. If Lingard stays, he’ll go back to being a rotational/squad player at best. We’re not going to be able to give him the minutes that his immense talent deserves – and that makes me sad.
Lingard should be in the prime of his career, which is why he needs to find a club who’ll be willing to start him week-in-week-out. That way, the Englishman can get back to his brilliant best and show the world just how talented he is.
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