West Ham United have completed the signing of Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan until the end of the season. According to reports, the signing happened after making Said Benrahma’s deal a permanent one.
The England international by the name Jesse Lingard has not played any English Premier League game for Manchester United since the 2020/2021 season. So far, Lingard scored 33 goals in 210 appearances for United, had played just three times for the club this season.
Jesse Lingard Joins West Ham United on Loan
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he wanted the 28-year-old to return to Old Trafford “revitalised”. According to him, he said: “I’m excited,” said Lingard. “It’s another new chapter in my life.”
He also said: “Nothing is guaranteed but I’ve come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main aim. I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch.”
The Hammers were due to make winger Benrahma’s loan move from Brentford permanent in the summer but they finalized the deal worth up to £30m earlier on Friday to free up loan space.
Algeria international Benrahma made his deal in the London Stadium a permanent one paving the way to sign another player on loan. Jesse Lingard last scored for Manchester United in their last game in the 2019/20 EPL season against Leicester City.
Lingard reunites with former Manchester United manager David Moyes at West Ham. According to him, he said: “There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move.”
“I’ve obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I’ve played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team.”
“It’s important that a player and manager have a good relationship. He’s got really good morals, he gets his team working hard and I’ve had a chat with him already and there are no guarantees – it’s down to me to put the work in and put the graft in, to get into the team and play well week-in, week-out.”
Lingard may not feature in the Hammers’ home game against Liverpool on Sunday (16:30 GMT) and will be ineligible to play against his parent club in the FA Cup fifth round.