Jesse Lingard may not be leaving Man United after all this summer with the Norwegian coach very impressed with the attacker and willing to bring him back into the first-team fold. The Englishman found game time hard to come by at Man United and was forced to leave the club on loan in winter, joining Hammers until the end of the campaign.
Despite his lack of minutes in recent campaigns, Jesse hit the ground running with five goals and two assists in his first seven PL games for West Ham United. His form has been so fantastic he even earned a recall to the England national team and was named Man of the Match for his display against San Marino on Thursday.
Lingard was widely expected to make a permanent move to West Ham United for a fee of nearly £15m, but now Red Devils have had a rethink. The Norwegian manager has been so blown away by England international’s come back to form he is willing to bring him back in from the cold and feels he could be a valuable part of the squad.
Despite freezing the 28-year-old attacker out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always been a big fan of the footballer and is delighted to see him full of confidence once again. Red Devils are even considering offering Jesse a new deal, with his current £100,000-a-week deal due to expire in 2022 when he would be able to leave the club on a free transfer.
A new deal would allow the Norwegian manager to bring Lingard back into his first-team plans as well as preserving his transfer value, while it would even allow them to loan him out again further down the line if he again found himself on the periphery at the Theatre of Dreams.