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Solskjaer: ‘We will welcome Lingard back’

Wed 14 April 2021 | 19:19

Jesse Lingard has been impressing since he joined West Ham and is undecided whether he wants to return to Manchester United.

Jesse Lingard

has been in impressive form since he moved on loan to

West Ham

in January as he has been able to score eight goals in nine games.

His eight goals put him joint 20th in terms of top goalscorer in the

Premier League

this season, despite having only started a handful of games. He is averaging 0.90 league goals every 90 minutes. He is also leading the table when it comes to goal involvement with eight goals and three assists.

He has also helped to push West Ham into the Premier League’s top four and because of his impressive performance he has also earned a recall to the England squad.


Manchester United


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

has said that Lingard will be welcomed back at Old Trafford, it seems Lingard does not know whether he wants to go back, according to



“Jesse has been brilliant since he left,"

Solskjaer said before their Europa League match against Granada on Thursday.

"Selfishly, we could have kept him because he’s always got a part to play. Jesse is a fantastic lad around the place, he’s Man Utd through and through, and never once did he moan or cause me a problem. He just came in and worked really hard and he deserved a chance to play more football, that’s why we let him go to West Ham because he deserved a chance for what’s he’s done throughout his life for Man Utd.

“We will welcome him back. I hope he’ll go to the Euros with his performances now and the confidence he has got, I don’t think that’s beyond him, and I hope he has a strong finish to the league.

"Then, it was different here because Bruno [Fernandes] the form he has shown and he played arguably in Jesse’s favored position and that was just a decision we made. I'm delighted for Jesse and wish him all the best for the rest of the season until he comes back.”

There have been interests in the England international from several clubs in the Premier League and even abroad, including West Ham as they want to keep him permanently.

It seems that his future is still up in the air as he has not been able to make his decision but if he was to return to Manchester United, he would want to be assured of getting more minutes than he used to get under Solskjaer as Lingard had not started in the Premier League until he moved to West Ham and was able to just make three appearances in the FA Cup and League Cup, with Fernandes favored in front of him.

source: SportMob