Claret and Hugh are claiming that Jesse Lingard will reassess his options in January after rejecting a move from Manchester United to West Ham in the summer.
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90min claimed yesterday that the 28-year-old made it clear that he didn’t want to return to the Hammers.
David Moyes ended up signing Croatia International Nikola Vlasic instead.
Many West Ham fans expected Lingard to return to the London Stadium after his brilliant loan spell last season.That obviously didn’t end up happening, however.
Jesse chose to stay at Old Trafford and fight for a place in the Manchester United team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Considering the fact that he has played just four minutes so far this season during Man United’s first three Premier League games, that decision looks questionable to say the least.
Lingard does have family commitments in Manchester of course. So that must have played a big role in his decision.
The 28-year-old could still yet return to East London in the future, however.
Jesse Lingard to reassess Manchester United future in January amidst West Ham links
Claret and Hugh reckon that the England international will come to a decision in a few months as to whether he has any kind of future at his boyhood club.
The insiders do suggest that January may be too late, however, with West Ham ready to move on from their long-standing interest in Lingard.
It will be interesting to see whether Jesse plays any kind of meaningful role for Manchester United between now and January.
In truth, it is hard to see how he does with so many talented attacking players currently at Old Trafford.
Staying at Manchester United may well have been the right decision for the 28-year-old from a personal perspective. But it surely wasn’t from a footballing one.
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Only time will tell as to whether he manages to make a real fist of it under Solskjaer this season. And for his sake, we hope that he does. Because he may have well left it too late to come crawling back to West Ham.