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Report: Lingard has candid meeting with Solskjaer

The Sun newspaper claims Jesse Lingard has held a candid meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and told him: ‘My heart still belongs to Manchester’

No quotes – no sources, just words from the Sun which may or may not be right!

Lingard spent the second half of the season on loan as Hammer scoring nine goals in sixteen games.

David Moyes would love to make the move permanent and the player himself still hasn’t ruled it out anywhere despite the tabloid’s report..

The Sun says he told United manager Solskjaer exactly that when they had a frank meeting recently to discuss the striker’s future.

The 28-year-old accepted he had to leave Old Trafford in the short-term if he wanted first-team football.

He has reportedly admitted to friends his big hope is to rebuild his Manchester United career which may be the case but in stories such as this is the “telling of friends” line is as old as the hills.

Solskjaer has never slammed the door on his doing so, but Lingard is also aware that with new faces set to arrive this summer, he is still far from guaranteed a regular start.

Claret and Hugh says:  What the truth is, remains to be seen because he appears to have also told West Ham teammates he loved his time as a Hammer and would love to return. Maybe he is telling both sides what they want to hear for now and is keeping his options open or more likely he is saying nothing to anybody and LETTING HIS AGENTS DO THE TALKING  which is always the case in such situations. That Manchester United have been talking about attaching various price tags tells us far more than this report. There’s a remote possibility that at 28 years of age after being snubbed for a season at Old Trafford Jesse may feel he wants to prove a point. but it’s remote indeed and if that’s the case we are better off looking for someone who really wants to play for us. I still believe that’s him.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “Report: Lingard has candid meeting with Solskjaer

  1. Sean , it’s the Sun reporting this , he is not going to want to sit on the bench as a sub ! His choice though if that’s what he wants.

  2. If he chooses to stay at manu so be it. But West ham cannot be kept hanging around. And that must be made clear to him. Plenty others out there. Be interesting to see how he gets on at manu if he stays. The same players who kept him out are still there.whatever hope we dont waste time on him.

  3. Perhaps for Jesse both ‘truths’ exist at the same time?
    Being Man U through and through I can understand his ‘heart’ being with them.
    However, his professional career will likely be enhanced by a move away to a club where he’s valued and plays as ‘the man’ on a regular basis…

    Next up: Reports of bids for him from Everton, Leicester and of course Spurs…

  4. At the end of the season and with his parting message to our fans there wasn’t any hint he was planning to come back, it felt to me a final goodbye. in honesty the last 3 games his performance dipped something Man U fans said was true to form for him. He has high quality and offers something no one else in the team does but this article sounds true, Lingard is Man U through and through like Noble is to West Ham.If Ole offers him a chance I expect he will take it, we should look for other players that can do what he does to fill the void.

  5. Most Man Utd supporters i have spoken to thinks Lingards Man utd career is over .
    They say after a while he will return to ‘type
    He had a fantastic time with us and we probably would jot of made the europa league without him because of the injuries we suffered.
    Lets not forget we have a g00d team .
    With or without but desperately need a decent striker and defensive midfielder.
    Possibility goalkeeper .
    Sell some dead wood that we probably cant sell anyway like Anderson.
    Lets see what happens but Moyes contract
    Extension is a good start

  6. It’s the Sun – never listen to a word they say

  7. Wayne Rooney’s heart was at Everton. He moved on with his career. Players only love you when they’re playing. Jesse knows his future is not with Ole. Ole could promise him the earth, not saying he will, but, after the papers are signed, it is back to business and the end of Jesse’s hopes and dreams.
    Jesse knows his future at West Ham is what he wants and he is savvy enough to realise the best move ever. This move will be the best decision he ever makes. Life will continue to be worthwhile with Claret and Blue of West Ham United. Probably become an England regular if he wants to.

  8. ManU are rumoured to be signing Sancho. If true, he is younger and playing for England. Lingard will be sitting in the stands, never mind the bench. Come and play, stay and age.

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