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Solskjaer speaks on in-form Lingard’s future at Man Utd

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The England international has been able to revive his career ever since swapping Old Trafford for the London Stadium in January.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed “brilliant” Jesse Lingard while leaving the door open for his return to Manchester United.

In red-hot form, Lingard has notched up eight goals and three assists in his nine games for West Ham.

The 28-year-old’s exploits have helped West Ham soar up to fourth in the Premier League standings, and there are talks the club are keen to convert his loan deal into a permanent transfer.

Interest from Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan as well as Real Madrid have also been reported for the player who recently earned back a spot in the Three Lions squad ahead of this summer’s rescheduled European Championship.

“Jesse has been brilliant since he left and I’ve answered this quite a few times,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference.

“Selfishly, we could have kept him because he’s always got a part to play, he’s a fantastic lad around the place, Man United through and through, never once did he moan or cause me a problem, he just worked really hard.

“He deserved a chance to play for more football – that’s why we let him go to West Ham because he deserves a chance for what he’s done throughout his life for Man United.

“Of course, we [will] welcome him back.”