Former West Ham United player Trevor Sinclair believes that Manchester United won’t let Jesse Lingard join the hammers in the January transfer window. The football pundit believes that Manchester United are reluctant to let the forward join a direct Premier League rival.
Marcus Rashford’s recent winner in injury time against West Ham United saw Manchester United move up to 4th in the Premier league table. While West Ham dropped down to 5th in the league table. There is just a one-point gap between the two clubs, but the red devils do have one game in hand compared to the hammers.
Jesse Lingard revived his career last season with an impressive loan at fellow Premier League side West Ham United. Jesse scored nine goals and recorded a further five assists in 16 league appearances for West Ham United. He also helped West Ham secure Europa League qualification.
But he decided to stay at the club in the summer to fight for his place in the starting line-up. The forward has just featured in 14 games across all competitions this term. He has played just a total of 273 minutes of football this term. In this limited game time, he has recorded two goals and one assist. (stats via Transfermarkt)
Reports suggest that Jesse Lingard has also rejected the new contract at Manchester United and is set to decide his future in the summer when he will be a free agent. Newcastle United have been keen to land the forward on loan until the end of the season. While a return to West Ham has also been speculated.
Trevor Sinclair verdict on the Jesse Lingard to West Ham speculation
Talking to talkSPORT about the possibility of Jesse Lingard rejoining West Ham from Manchester United, Trevor said:
“I don’t think he’ll go to West Ham this window,”
“I think he would go. West Ham would take him. But I don’t think Man United would pass him over to a rival for the top four.
“I actually think he’s gonna run his contract down. Whether he goes out on loan for three or four months and then goes to West Ham…”
“I was disappointed that he didn’t stay at West Ham,”
“Maybe he believed he would play his way back into the Manchester United team with his performances at West Ham. He might of thought; ‘Yeah, I’ve done enough’,”
“The fact that Ronaldo went back to Man United, I think that had a factor in him not staying at West Ham. Which you can understand.”
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