Ian Wright believes a loan move to West Ham will help Jesse Lingard rediscover his best form.
The Manchester United midfielder is set to join the Hammers on a season-long loan this month after falling out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Lingard has only made three appearances for United this season, all of which have come in domestic cup competitions.
With no Premier League appearances since July, Lingard is keen to leave Old Trafford for first-team minutes.
At the age of 28, Lingard still has time on his side to resurrect his career with regular football and Wright believes that a move to David Moyes ‘ side could be the perfect deal to rejuvenate the academy graduate.
“I cannot stress enough how hard it is to get through that academy,” he said on the Wrighty’s House Podcast. “If it is West Ham then he’s going into a team that is playing with a lot of confidence. He’s going to play for a West Ham, you do a couple of things right there and those fans are fantastic.
“I only went there for a little while, but they see that you’re committed then you’re in. I can’t wait to see him play without the pressure of United on his shoulders.
“28 in football, especially for him, he’s not injury-prone, we’re talking about someone who’s very fit. The only thing that is missing from Jesse Lingard to get back to where he was, is confidence.
“Love him again, so we can see him dancing, doing his thing. A lot of what Jesse gets negativity coming towards him for… he’s got what Paul Pogba’s got. They’ve got a vibe, they’ve got swag, they’ve got sauce.”