Ferguson is keeping an eye on Lingard, says Moyes

Sun 14 February 2021 | 7:58

The Manchester United loanee scored two goals on his debut for the Hammers.

Jesse Lingard


West Ham

on a loan deal in the January transfer window. The England international will spend the rest of the season with the Hammers as he is trying to regain his best form under

David Moyes

. The 28-year-old displayed a spectacular performance in his debut for West Ham and managed to score two goals for his team against

Aston Villa

. David Moyes says that Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping a close eye on the English midfielder during his time at West Ham.

"I refer back to my time at Everton when I brought Phil Neville in and I brought Tim Howard in,"

he said.

"Phil Neville was great for his mentality and what he brought, it really gave us another edge. Him as a player as well gave us something else. I'm hoping Jesse does the same.

"He's only here in the short term but already I've spoken with Sir Alex, who asked me to pass on his best to Jesse; he mentioned he was thinking about him because Sir Alex had him as a boy at Old Trafford.

"That just shows you the interest Sir Alex has in all the young players he had, all his teams and all his clubs he shows a great interest in them and he was pleased Jesse got off to a good start."

Asked about West Ham’s current form and their chances to climb higher on the league table, Moyes responded:

"West Ham as a football club and the group of players have been remarkable,"

Moyes said.

"The players have been brilliant in everything they've done.

"As for myself, I've been a bit surprised because I've said many times that most of the teams in my career I've tended to be managing around the top of the league, not around the bottom of the league. So it's only a little bit in recent jobs where I've been asked to do that.

"But I'm hoping that the future is we're going to be managing West Ham around the top of the league."

source: SportMob