West Ham’s ‘fear’ of Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard transfer talks is surprising.
Manchester United’s fear of losing Jesse Lingard could make it difficult for him to move to West Ham.
Despite a successful loan spell at West Ham in the second half of last season, Jesse Lingard has been pushed to the sidelines at Manchester United once more.
According to reports, the midfielder may seek a return to the London Stadium, but United may block a deal out of fear this time.
Lingard’s career was resurrected following a sensational loan spell at West Ham, where he thrived in the Premier League after January.
The attacker was on the verge of being forgotten at United, but he showed the world what he was capable of by scoring nine goals and assisting five times in 16 Premier League games for West Ham, propelling them into the Europa League.
Lingard returned to United to fight for his place after being told by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he was part of his plans.
Lingard, on the other hand, has struggled for game time recently, prompting speculation that he may return to West Ham after all, but there may be a catch.
Despite Solskjaer’s summer assurances, Lingard has only played 154 minutes across all competitions this season, scoring two Premier League goals in 63 minutes of action.
West Ham will reportedly try to re-sign Lingard in January as a result of his continued exclusion, but the club is concerned that United will not allow a deal to be completed because they now regard them as a top-four rival, according to The Telegraph.
West Ham have been in excellent form this season, and just before the international break, they ended Liverpool’s unbeaten run with a 3-2 victory at the London Stadium, moving them into third place.
The Hammers have won seven of their 11 Premier League games, putting them six points ahead of United in the race for fourth place.
Lingard could give West Ham the boost they need to return to the heights that David Moyes has set his sights on, which is why United may be hesitant to approve a deal.
Despite being one of the favorites for the title at the start of the season, United is struggling.
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