The attacking midfielder has arguably been the most in-form Premier League player ever since swapping Old Trafford for London Stadium.
Jesse Lingard says he will “take away so many memories” from West Ham United as his loan spell at the club winds down.
It appeared in the first half of 2020/21 that Lingard’s career had stagnated as he was frozen out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. Frustrated with lack of action, he decided to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window – a decision that has paid huge dividends for him.
The 28-year-old has been a man reborn during his loan spell at West Ham. Scoring nine goals and providing four assists in 15 games, he has helped the London side keep their hopes of European qualification alive.
Having been recalled to the England national team and won a Premier League Player of the Month award, Lingard attributes a good part of his red-hot form to building confidence.
“I think just obviously playing week-in week-out, the lads have been brilliant, the staff have been brilliant and they’ve put confidence in me to play and do well,” Lingard told the club’s official website.
“I was already ready to play from many months ago so to play the first game at Villa seems a lifetime ago now that we’re near the end of the season, but it’s been a brilliant experience and I’ll take away so many memories.”
“It’s just about consistency and performing at a high level week-in, week-out, which I’ve been trying to do and which I’ve been doing over these past few months and hopefully now it’s a big push towards the end of the season.”