West Ham have confirmed the loan signing of Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard. The midfielder had fallen down the pecking order at his parent club after signing Bruno Fernandes and the form of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
The Englishman has only made a handful of appearances for Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjær took charge of the Red Devils. Now at West Ham Lingard will be expected to play a lot more under the watch and care of David Moyes.
Lingard has lost his place in the England set-up due to his absence on the pitch. The midfielder will be keen to impress before the national squad is selected for the Euros. But first Lingard will have to fight for his place in an impressive Hammers team.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard will be hoping that he is able to restart his career during his loan spell at West Ham United.
"“Nothing is guaranteed, but I’ve come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main aim.”Lingard said about West Ham team."
Players like Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma have been in fantastic form this season and will be Lingard’s main competition in the team. The team has been on great form and are currently challenging for a European spot, something Lingard knows all about.
"“I can’t wait to show [the West Ham fans] what I’ve got in store. I’m excited, and I want to help the team push up the table as far as they can.”Lingard’s aims for the rest of the season."
One thing Lingard has on his side is manager David Moyes. The Scottish manager coaches the midfielder during his time at Manchester United. Moyes will be able to help Lingard settle in quickly and get him up to speed with the rest of the team. Lingard has already said that Moyes was a big part of his decision to join West Ham.
"“There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move. I’ve obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I’ve played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team.”“It’s important that a player and manager have a good relationship. He’s got really good morals, he gets his team working hard, and I’ve had a chat with him already, and there are no guarantees – it’s down to me to put the work in and put the graft in, to get into the team and play well week-in, week-out.”Lingard on David Moyes."
The Hammers next game is against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. Lingard will not make his debut, however, as he was not registered in time. The attacking midfielder could make his West Ham bow against Aston Villa on 3rd February.
Lingard is the second player to join the club this month after Frederik Alves arrived at the start of the window. Fans will still be hoping the club can sign a striker to replace Sebastien Haller who was sold to Ajax two weeks ago.