Manchester United confirm plans for Jesse Lingard amid transfer interest

 

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Jesse Lingard is in Manchester United’s plans ‘at the moment’ following his return from a four-month loan with West Ham.

Lingard started once for United last season before he moved to West Ham in January, scoring nine goals in 19 appearances under David Moyes.

The 28-year-old has entered the last year of his contract and struggled to make the United bench towards the end of last season but Lingard started training with his parent club at Carrington last week.

Lingard shone in the friendly win at Derby on Sunday, hitting the crossbar in the second-half, and Solskjaer lauded the academy graduate’s form this calendar year.

“He came seven or eight days later than the rest but he’s a naturally fit boy,” Solskjaer said. “He’s a man, he played with a few boys but he’s one of the men!

“Jesse has come back, been bright, he wants to fight for his place and there’s nothing better than seeing players want to fight for their place.

“What he did towards the end of last season, that’s the true Jesse, that’s what we know he’s capable of and, for us, I think we saw towards the end that we lacked some options at times and Jesse is in the plans at the moment, yeah.”

Lingard has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham are open to signing him on a permanent basis.

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