May 15, 2021

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard has future at Manchester United

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West Ham have been dealt a blow in their pursuit for Jesse Lingard after Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of his desire of keeping the in-form midfielder next season.

Lingard has been reinvigorated at West Ham since joining the club on loan until the end of the campaign in January.

The 28-year-old has scored eight goals and provided three assists in just nine Premier League games for the fourth-placed Hammers as they seek Champions League qualification.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured) wants Jesse Lingard back at Manchester United next season

Lingard has been excellent on loan at West Ham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) wants Jesse Lingard back at Manchester United next season

Lingard has been reinvigorated at West Ham since joining on loan during the January window

Lingard has been reinvigorated at West Ham since joining on loan during the January window

Lingard has scored eight goals and provided three assists in just nine West Ham league games

Lingard has scored eight goals and provided three assists in just nine West Ham league games

His incredible form at the London Stadium has seen him recalled to the England fold and is now firmly in the hunt for a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad this summer.

Lingard has one-year left on his contract at United and West Ham have hoped to make his loan switch a permanent one this summer.

However, speaking on Wednesday Solskjaer said he wanted the midfielder to be part of his plans next term.

‘Jesse has been brilliant since he left,’ he said ahead of the Red Devils’ Europa League quarter-final second leg against Granada.

The 28-year-old is back in the England fold following his stunning form at the London Stadium

The 28-year-old is back in the England fold following his stunning form at the London Stadium

‘We could have kept him because he had a part to play. Never once caused me a problem and he deserved a chance to play more football.

‘Of course we want him back. I hope he goes to the Euros.’

Lingard’s future at Old Trafford appeared to bleak having just featured three times for United this season with none of those appearances in the Premier League.

However, the red-hot midfielder now looks set to have a decision to make about whether or not staying at his boyhood club.

Lingard has plenty to consider about his United future having barely featured there this season

Lingard has plenty to consider about his United future having barely featured there this season

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