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Neville: Man Utd might want Lingard back

Tue 06 April 2021 | 9:04

Former United star believes Jesse Lingard can be helpful in the Red Devils’ squad.

Jesse Lingard

moved to

West Ham


Manchester United

on a six-month loan deal after falling out of

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s favor. Lingard, however, reached his peak form at the London Stadium and has been a great help for the Hammers in their race for Champions League qualification.

Former Man Utd star

Gary Neville

believes Manchester might want the England international back, due to his newly-found form, however, he has to settle for a part-time role.

In an interview with

Sky Sports

, Neville said:

"He does an incredible amount of running.

"It's what he does. He's good out of possession and good in possession.

"At Manchester United because there is that expectation of what you need to be, to be a wide player there, he's always going to get a difficult press.

"But if he was playing in a world-class team, if he was, say, Ji-Sung Park 10 years ago playing with Ronaldo and Rooney, doing that supplementary role, then people would be saying he's perfect for this squad.

"The problem is he was not playing in Manchester United teams as good as that, so he gets a bit of stick.

"He's a really good player. He's going to have a great career. Manchester United have sent him out to West Ham to boost his career, maybe with the thought of boosting his price tag, but they might be thinking, 'actually, we might want him back, he could be a real help to us.

"If Jesse wants to play, and you can see he does want to play, then he needs to leave, because he's not going to play every single week for a Manchester United team that's competing for second or first place in the league.

"But if he's willing to go back there and compete and be the player that Dan James has been for the last few weeks, in and out, then there's no doubt he can play for Manchester United."

source: SportMob