Tottenham and West Ham blow: Solskjaer sacking could see London clubs miss out on out-of-contract star
90Min say Jesse Lingard is hoping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking could save his Man United career – despite Tottenham and West Ham interest.
Lingard, 28, is out of contract at the end of the season. He is said to have refused to sign a new deal at Old Trafford, while Solskjaer is in charge.
But with the Norwegian sacked after Saturday’s dismal 4-1 defeat at Watford, Lingard is hopeful he now has a ‘big chance’ to save his spell.
West Ham want him back according to ESPN, after his nine goals in 16 games last season. Tottenham are also among those interested.
But Solskjaer’s sacking could prove to be a transfer blow for Spurs and West Ham – as England international Lingard looks to revive his United career.
Tottenham and West Ham blow: But does Lingard still need to go?
Even if a new manager does come in and give Lingard a chance – he will still only be a rotation player at Manchester United, no matter who joins.
He is a good player, an excellent player on his day – but United’s strength in depth will only limit his opportunities. A move is still needed.
The likes of Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandez, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo reduce his game time.
At West Ham, he starts on one of the flanks next to Michail Antonio. At Tottenham, he would directly compete with Lucas Moura on the right.
The chance of shining under a new boss is tempting for Lingard, and a blow to West Ham and Spurs. But ultimately, Lingard still needs to move on.
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