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Lingard loan move to West Ham ‘is a success’

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The former FA Cup final winning goalscorer posted a picture of his bags packed late on Thursday, accompanied by a caption confirming his impending arrival in the capital.

Jesse Lingard has completed his loan move from Manchester United to West Ham until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has been a peripheral figure at Old Trafford throughout 2020/21, and is yet to feature in the Premier League. He’s been restricted to just 179 minutes of action in cup competitions, and last played for United in their FA Cup third round win over Watford at the beginning of the month.

Talk of a loan move away surfaced at the beginning of January, and after weeks of speculation it’s West Ham who have managed to snare Lingard on a temporary deal until the end of the season.

Confirming his arrival on their official website, Lingard told West Ham TV: “I’m excited. It’s another new chapter in my life. Nothing is guaranteed but I’ve come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main aim. I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch.

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“There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move. I’ve obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I’ve played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team. I know a couple of the players as well – I know Dec [Rice] very well from the England side – and I feel I can really settle in here quickly.”

“It’s important that a player and manager have a good relationship. He’s got really good morals, he gets his team working hard and I’ve had a chat with him already and there are no guarantees – it’s down to me to put the work in and put the graft in, to get into the team and play well week-in, week-out.”

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“I can’t wait to show [the West Ham fans] what I’ve got in store. I’m excited and I want to help the team push up the table as far as they can.”

West Ham manager David Moyes, who worked with Lingard during his time at Old Trafford, added: “I’ve seen him play as a young boy, when he was still a wide player on the right, and I’ve seen him play off the left. He’s played for England as a No10, he’s played for England as a No8, and I actually think if we needed him as a False 9, he could do that as well.

“We’re bringing in that versatility, I’ve wanted to try to get an energetic team at the moment and Jesse has been known for his work-rate and effort, so I think he’ll fit in nicely with what we’ve got.

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“I hope he brings us a little bit of quality too, and a winning mentality from Manchester United.”

Earlier on Friday, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted that he expects Lingard to return to the club ahead of next season, when he will heading into the final year of his contract.

That is despite West Ham’s best efforts to insert an option or obligation to buy clause into his loan deal.

“‘We want Jesse to come back here revitalised and having shown at West Ham how good a player he is,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s game with Arsenal (via MailOnline Sport). “He’s just been unfortunate with a couple of issues, some periods he had to stay away from us with COVID, isolation and close contact.

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‘[The] rest of the team has done well, little to no injuries, not forced his way into the team – [he can] come back and show he’s a Manchester United player through and through.”

Lingard’s move to the London Stadium is an opportunity to get his stalling career back on track, and seems to be an one that he’s relishing if his recent social media posts are anything to go by.

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Manchester United ‘decides’ where Lingard should be.

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Therefore, it seemed likely that the 28-year-old would be allowed to walk away from Old Trafford this month.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will block a January exit for midfielder Jesse Lingard as he believes the Englishman can still play a role at the club this season.

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Lingard is yet to play a single minute in either the Premier League or Champions League this year and instead has been forced to settle for just three appearances across the domestic cups.

There has been plenty of interest in Lingard’s services. The likes of Sheffield United, Newcastle and Real Sociedad have all been linked, and Sky Sports News have thrown Ligue 1’s Nice into the mix as well.

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However, The Telegraph specifically reject the idea of contact with Nice and instead insist that Solskjaer is not keen on pushing Lingard out the exit door this month.

It’s said that Solskjaer still sees value in Lingard as a squad player – someone to plug the holes when the first-team players need a rest or are unavailable – so he does not want to let the midfielder leave the club just yet.

Once this season comes to a close, Lingard will be encouraged to explore other options. He will enter the final year of his contract and United have already used their extension clause to stop him walking away for free this summer.

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Instead of offloading Lingard, United will put their focus in clearing out other unwanted players. Timothy Fosu-Mensah has already sealed a permanent move to Bayer Leverkusen, and there are a number of fringe players who could follow suit.

United hope to sell defender Marcos Rojo and goalkeeper Sergio Romero, with the desire to sell Rojo particularly strong as his contract expires at the end of the season. Romero’s is also scheduled to expire this summer, but United have a one-year extension clause to trigger if they want.

Centre-back Phil Jones is also on the market, although United are aware that his £100,000-a-week wages may make a January move impossible and will even harm his hopes of leaving next summer.

The Red Devils may also be waiting until the summer to find permanent buyers for Diogo Dalot and Andreas Pereira, who are currently on loan with AC Milan and Lazio respectively.

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Neither are expected to return to Old Trafford, and the hope is that the pair can entice some offers over the next six months.

There’s a lot of uncertainty concerning outgoings at United, but one thing which is certain is that striker Odion Ighalo, who has just nine Premier League minutes to his name this year, will leave the club once his loan expires on January 31.

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Three Mid-ranked team wants Lingard

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Manchester United are prepared to sell Jesse Lingard this summer, with the midfielder himself hoping to convince interested parties with his Europa League displays.

The 27-year-old England international has seen limited game time this season and only has one year left on his £100,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.

But while it is believed Lingard is not pushing for a move, The Times report that the popular academy product is likely to leave Old Trafford, with interest in him from clubs across Europe, including Serie A side Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

And with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expected to play a weakened team in next month’s Europa League, the report adds that Lingard is hoping to get an opportunity to showcase his talent to his potential suitors.

Newcastle have also reportedly expressed interest, but the Magpies will wait until after the Europa League campaign to make a decision over his future.

The report claims United do have the option to extend his contract by a year next season, but claims a move away is more likely.

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Lingard has not started a game for United since their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on New Year’s Day.

But he did come off the bench and scored in the win against Leicester City on the final day of the season, which ensured a top-four finish and qualification for next season’s Champions League.

United are also open to selling him this summer because they are in contention to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who play in the same position as Lingard.

United play LASK Linz in the round of 16 on August 5 with a 5-0 aggregate lead over the Austrian side from the first leg in March.

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Lingardinho out? Man utd to listen to any offer

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Manchester United will listen to offers for Jesse Lingard this summer, according to reports.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been on the fringes of the first-team since the emergence of Mason Greenwood and impressive form of January signing Bruno Fernandes.

NobleSports report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an admirer of Lingard, having coached him at United’s academy, but is desperate to raise money to fund a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

Lingard has scored in his last two United appearances, following up his goal on the final day of the Premier League season against Leicester with a strike in Wednesday’s Europa League clash with LASK.

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The midfielder was visibly frustrated when he was substituted in the second half of the match but his reaction was defended by his manager who insisted he is a great character to have around the dressing room.

I’ve known Jesse since he was a little kid and I know there’s a good player and a great personality to have around,’ Solskjaer told NS after the match against LASK.

‘He knows what we want from him and he knows he has to stand by the manager whatever decision he makes. I would be disappointed if he was happy coming off.

‘He’s growing in confidence. He’s worked really hard on his finishing, especially lately, and I’m happy for him to score.’

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The England international struggled for form earlier in the season and would have even more competition if Sancho arrived at Old Trafford.

United are in pole position to sign the Dortmund forward but are struggling to negotiate a fee with the Bundesliga side demanding as much as £108million.

The Red Devils have saved around £50million in wages by agreeing to give Alexis Sanchez a £9million pay off to exit his contract early and sign for Inter Milan.

But club may have to decrease their wage bill further to raise the extra funds needed to buy Sancho with Lingard said to be attracting interest from Newcastle, Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Lingard explains the difficulty in this season for him

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Jesse Lingard has revealed how becoming ‘lost as a player and a person’ led to him enduring a poor campaign on the fringes of the Manchester United squad.

Despite the Red Devils continuing to improve under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having finished third in the Premier League to earn a return to the Champions League, Lingard struggled to make an impact.

The midfielder made just nine league starts for United, but came off the bench on Sunday to score his first goal of the campaign in the 2-0 win over Leicester City with effectively the last kick of the season.

But it has proven to be a tough year for the 27-year-old who revealed to Sportsmail back in December that he had to take greater care of his siblings after his mother had fallen ill.

The added responsibilities has led to Lingard reassessing himself as he opened up on his tough campaign on Instagram.

He said: ‘This season has been difficult for so many reasons. I lost who I was as a player and person, but I never wanted to give up, I knew who I really was on and off the pitch and knew that having been there before I could get there again.

‘This meant working harder than I’d ever done before and trusting in those around me that they knew how to best help me achieve that.’

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Lingard added in his interview that he was on his ‘last chance’ under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following a crude social media post last summer and that he has been trying to get back to his best this term.

He also acknowledged the frustration of United supporters in his social media post, insisting he doing all he can to return to his previous best, which included him playing a starring role in England’s march towards the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.

‘I know the fans have been frustrated, he added. ‘But in all this time my love for this club and everyone connected to it has never left me. This team, this club is my family and I will continue to keep working harder than ever to help this team achieve its goals.

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Serie A tempts Lingard


Jesse Lingard has been in regular contact with Chris Smalling and Ashley Young about what Italy is like as the midfielder is greatly tempted by a move to Serie A, per independent reports.

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Sources say Lingard was even setting his mind on it before the crisis. Milan are one club said to be interested.

Like his manager and everyone else, mind, Lingard has since had a lot to time to think about the future.

That could now look a bit different, not least for the Manchester United first XI.


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ATL Madrid And Roma Eyes Jesse Lingard


Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard Approached by Atletico Madrid & Roma…


Atletico Madrid and Roma have both made contact with representatives of Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard over a transfer, with the academy graduate open to leaving in the summer.

The England international has faced criticism for his performances over the last 18 months, having previously been a rising star for United and the Three Lions.


Now 27 and without a Premier League goal or assist since 2018, Lingard’s stock has fallen dramatically and he has often been a lightning rod for blame during United’s dismal spells.

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According to ESPN, online abuse, combined with the club’s attempts to sell him in January, has led Lingard to consider moving on from Old Trafford.


Last month, the Red Devils reportedly offered £45m plus the 27-year-old in an effort to sign Leicester City playmaker James Maddison. That has likewise disturbed Lingard, who has been struggling for regular game-time in 2019/20.

ESPN’s report says Lingard has reacted by contemplating a fresh start elsewhere, with Atletico and Roma competing for the midfielder – who is now in the final 18 months of his contract, with an option to extend by a further year.


Though Lingard has started only six Premier League matches this term, ESPN claim that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still eager to retain his services.

Solskjaer is keeping faith because he apparently believes the youth product’s recent decline has come as the result of off-field family issues and online criticism.


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Atleti and Roma, however, have already both taken the first step towards signing Lingard, the pair holdings talks with his new representative, the infamous ‘super-agent’ Mina Raiola.

The playmaker, who hasn’t scored in the top flight in over a year, has also lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s recent England squads and faces an uphill battle to be included for the European Championships in the summer.


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Most Awful Stat Of Jesse Lingard 2019


Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has ended the calendar year with an awful Premier League stat to his name after going through the last 12 months without a single goal or assist in the top flight.

The has been involved in three goals across all other competitions during 2019, scoring in the Europa League and FA Cup while also picking up an assist in the Carabao Cup.


But Lingard didn’t pick up a single goal or assist during the calendar year in the Premier League, despite making 28 appearances for Manchester United.

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Crucially, this stat comes with the caveat that winning a penalty doesn’t count as an assist – websites like Transfermarkt do count these as assists – as Lingard actually won his side a spot-kick which was converted by Paul Pogba against Burnley earlier this year.


Lingard has been involved in 49 goals for Manchester United, with the England international closing in on his 200th appearance for the club.

His best-ever season for the club came back in 2017/18, where Lingard scored 13 goals and picked up seven assists across all competitions.

Throughout 2019, Manchester United have had 17 different players contribute with either a goal or an assist in the Premier League.


While Lingard isn’t on that list, the likes of Brandon Williams, Luke Shaw, Fred and Ashley Young have all directly been involved in at least one goal in the top flight.

In just 10 Premier League appearances in 2019, even Alexis Sánchez set up a goal for Manchester United during the calendar year – a late Marcus Rashford goal against Newcastle United on January 2.


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Manchester United about signing a sponsorship deal with Haier Group worth £70m.

Manchester United are close to signing a mouth watering £70m-A-Year-Shirt Sponsorship Deal With Haier Group, replacing Chevrolet as the club’s main shirt sponsors.

The Red Devils have used American car company, Chevrolet as their main kit sponsor on their kits since the start of the 2014-15 season after agreeing a huge deal worth around £450m in 2012 worth about 67m pounds per year and it is the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in world football.

But according to the report, the Red Devils under increasing pressure due to new shirt deals signed by Liverpool and Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with Haier Group, and executives from the club have held high level talks with the Chinese company about replacing their current sponsors.

Report also states that senior representatives of the company have held talks at United’s London base over the last few days for a £70m-per-season deal.

Both sides are close to an agreement, but Man U will wait a little for other offers and see if Chevrolet will up their current deal.

“United’s sponsorship process has become an industry benchmark,” an industry source told the media .

“Their shirt is one of the most valuable assets in world sport.”

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