Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville raved about West Ham United ace Jesse Lingard last night.

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The Sky Sports pundit likened the on loan Hammers star to Premier League legends Dimitar Berbatov and…..Paulo Wanchope!

The 28-year-old joined West Ham on loan from Manchester United in January.

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Lingard has made a sensational start to life in claret and blue with six goals and three assists to his name in just eight games for the Hammers so far.

The West Ham fans are desperate for David Moyes to bring Jesse to the London Stadium on a permanent basis in the summer.

It is hard to envisage not having Lingard around next season!

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville blown away by Jesse Lingard

The 28-year-old was absolutely on fire against Wolves last night. He opened the scoring for the Hammers with a superbly taken solo goal before putting in some really good work down the left hand side that led to Arthur Masuaku setting up Pablo Fornals for our second of the night. Jesse also set up our third goal with a perfectly timed through ball for Jarrod Bowen to latch on to.

Gary Neville compared Lingard to none other than Paulo Wanchope, when speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football (April 5th, 9:04pm):


“I remember Wanchope for Derby scoring a goal from one side of the pitch to the other, there is a little bit of an element of that.”

Carragher then likened the wonderful bit of skill performed by the 28-year-old that led to West Ham’s second goal to something Dimitar Berbatov once did for Manchester United:

“You mentioned Wanchope’s goal there, this is similar to Dimitar Berbatov. I remember him doing something similar on the byline there.”

Jesse Lingard has been truly superb for West Ham. If he keeps this form up, it might just be hard for us to sign him permanently.

The 28-year-old does seem to be loving life at the London Stadium, however.

And there is no reason why the Hammers won’t be able to sign him up on a long-term basis at the end of the season. Especially if we qualify for Europe!

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