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Ferguson’s message to Man United player Lingard after West Ham loan move

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Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping a keen eye on Jesse Lingard following his Manchester United exit.

Lingard left Old Trafford in the January transfer window to join West Ham on loan for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.

The England international is now working with former United manager David Moyes as he bids to kickstart his career with the Hammers.

Lingard came through the youth ranks at United and previously played under Ferguson and Moyes.

The 28-year-old had found his first-team chances limited under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, resulting in his departure.


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Lingard scored twice on his West Ham debut – a 3-1 win at Aston Villa – and also featured in the goalless draw with Fulham.

Moyes revealed that Sir Alex had asked after Lingard during a recent conversation.

“He (Lingard) is only here in the short term but already I’ve spoken with Sir Alex, who asked me to pass on his best to Jesse,” Moyes told Sky Sports. “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.”

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Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0 in the FA Cup, thanks to Scott McTominay’s extra-time winner.

United sealed a spot in the cup quarter-finals with victory over David Moyes’ side at Old Trafford, and now they travel to West Brom in the league on Sunday.

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Moyes believes Lingard will bring a winning mentality to West Ham, adding: “I refer back to my time at Everton when I brought Phil Neville in and I brought Tim Howard in.

“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.”

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