Jesse Lingard was warmly embraced by Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes ahead of the Premier League fixture against loan club West Ham at Old Trafford.
Lingard is ineligible to play for West Ham against parent club United but was still in attendance and made his way to the tunnel during the warm ups.
The 28-year-old is a big miss for the Hammers after an impressive impact in his short loan spell under David Moyes.
It is unclear whether Lingard has a long term future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but he still shares great relationships with those on and off the field at the club.
Lingard was greeted by Marcus Rashford as United came out for their warm up and acknowledged by several other teammates.
As United came in after pre-match preparations, Fernandes, who effectively kept Lingard out of Solskjaer’s plans this season, hugged and chatted to the midfielder.
See the clips below, courtesy of United Head of Social Nick Speakman and the club’s official twitter account.
— Nick Speakman (@_Nick) March 14, 2021
Out for the warm-up!
Ft. a familiar face 👋😉
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 14, 2021
Current score: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham