Jesse Lingard rejected West Ham move to fight for his place at Man Utd

This summer, many were expecting Jesse Lingard to make his temporary exit from the club permanent after a stellar loan spell at West Ham last season. Instead, he ended up staying after an impressive pre-season.

The 28-year-old scored nine goals and assisted a further four in just 16 appearances for the Hammers, but the London club were rejected by Lingard, according to reports.

According to 90min, West Ham decided not to make a late push to sign Lingard this summer after the player made it clear he did not want to make a return to David Moyes’ side. Lingard is said to have communicated his decision directly to West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan.

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Lingard’s start to the season was disrupted by testing positive for COVID-19 just days before the Premier League curtain-raiser against Leeds last month but following a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England setup, he will now be hoping to kickstart his Manchester United career again.

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