Lingard’s future remains very uncertain. The 28-year-old produced the form of his life on loan at West Ham last season. He was expected to have the opportunity to prove his worth upon his return to Old Trafford, although minutes on the pitch were hopelessly limited.
Only time will tell if Lingard will be given a bigger role under the leadership of interim boss Ralf Rangnick. The German’s desire to implement high-intensity, pressing football might suit Lingard more than United’s other forwards.
Nonetheless, Lingard’s contract expires next summer and an exit remains a distinct possibility.
United remain hopeful of convincing the striker to sign new terms. However, daily mail reported last week that Lingard intends to sever ties at Old Trafford – despite Rangnick’s arrival.
Discussions were reignited earlier this week that a move to West Ham appears to be underway. It is after Hammers coach Stuart Pearce appeared to lay the groundwork.
However, Moyes seems to suggest that West Ham may no longer be enthusiastic. Additionally, he also made a pointed point about how he was treated upon his return to Old Trafford.
Lingard is yet to start in the Premier League for United, having made just eight replacement appearances.
“I can’t really speak to him because he’s a Manchester United player and it’s not for me to speak,” Moyes said.
Jesse Lingard deserves Moyes’ praise
“But he was really good for us. Jesse knows what we all think about him here. My disappointment for Jesse would be that I think he’s such a talented football player and doesn’t play.
Many believe West Ham will rekindle their interest in Jesse Lingard in January. However, Moyes strongly hinted that the Hammers had already moved on.
“He played a big role in our second half of last season. But you have to give credit to the players here, they evolved without Jesse, ”Moyes added.
“People would have thought Jesse made a difference here. But the players have moved on and taken to another level themselves. But I have to say Jesse was a big part of it.
Spiky Moyes not impressed with West Ham boos
The Hammers are in fourth place in the Premier League, one point ahead of Arsenal and three ahead of Manchester United. Their top-four hopes, however, face a difficult task on Saturday midday against leaders Chelsea.
After facing a relegation battle when Moyes took over in December 2019, West Ham have already booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League this season. Their next goal is to qualify for the Champions League this quarter.
However, some supporters were booed at the final whistle in their midweek 1-1 draw with Brighton.
And that, naturally, didn’t impress Moyes at all.
“I really think, the expectations of where the team has taken everyone, there has to be a part of that as well where you say, ‘Wait a minute here, your team is doing great. Don’t be so stupid ‘.
“There’s no one in this club who deserves a hoot. Not a single person, because of what they did at the club.
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