The attacking midfielder’s loan spell at London Stadium was a success, and the Hammers are said to be keen on re-signing him.
Jesse Lingard “wants to fight for his place” in the Manchester United team, insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while confirming he has the player in his plans for the upcoming season.
Deprived of minutes at Manchester United in the first half of last season, Lingard joined West Ham on loan in January.
He was one of the most in-form players in the Premier League during his four-month loan spell, notching up nine goals and four assists in 16 league outings. West Ham are about to go on a European tour in 2021-21, and the 28-year-old played a huge role in making that happen.
Lingard has since returned to his parent club for pre-season and participated in Sunday’s friendly win at Derby County.
“He was one of the positives. He’s a Manchester United player and he wants to fight for his place,” Solskjaer told the press, Sky Sports reports.
“He’s come back bright, confident and with lots of energy. I think everyone saw what he did at the end of last season with West Ham.
“He’s still in my plans. I expect him at Man Utd at the start of the season.”