Trevor Sinclair has backed Jesse Lingard to return to West Ham on a free transfer when his contract expires with Manchester United.

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The 28-year-old was truly sensational for the Hammers during a four-month loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

Lingard bagged nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League games for West Ham.

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The England international returned to Old Trafford in the summer but he hasn’t been given as much action by Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he probably thought he would have been.

Jesse Lingard to return to West Ham on a free transfer?

The 28-year-old clearly faces a bleak future at Manchester United.

Despite the Red Devils being in the midst of a woeful run of form. Jesse still cannot get a start.

And Sinclair told talkSPORT (October 28th, 9.30am) how a return to the Hammers could be in the offing for Lingard:

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“He looked like he owned the place! The boys loved him. If West Ham keep up their good form and Jesse does reach the end of his contract, I wouldn’t put it past him going back to West Ham.” 

Lingard surely looks at West Ham now and wishes he had joined us permanently.

Solskjaer clearly doesn’t regard the 28-year-old as a regular starter.

It’s time for Jesse to move on.

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And he would be more than welcome back at West Ham.

David Moyes absolutely loves Lingard and recently labelled him as an ‘incredible’ player (Claret and Hugh).

So a return to the London Stadium either in January or next summer certainly seems possible.

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