Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard says he will want more game time if he were to stay at Old Trafford this summer.
The 28-year-old moved to West Ham on loan in January and played a key role in helping the Hammers secure a Europa League spot. However, he was effectively frozen out during the first half of the season by Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, when asked about his future, Lingard emphasised that he doesn’t want that happening again:
“Regular football is the most important thing for me. After going on loan and getting a good run in the team, you started to see the real me, with the goals and the assists. I’ve never doubted my ability, I’ve always believed in myself.”
A lot will depend on what happens when Lingard holds talks with Solskjaer at the beginning of preseason. If the England international is not guaranteed first-team football by his manager, it could lead to the player asking to leave.
West Ham, Arsenal and a number of teams abroad have been mentioned as potential suitors in recent months so we shall see how this transfer story unfolds in the coming weeks.
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