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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may start to doubt himself after Jesse Lingard’s brilliant start at West Ham, according to Garth Crooks.
The Manchester United midfielder has stalled for the past 18 months and has had increasingly limited match action with the Norwegian.
As such, United were happy to sanction the departure of the England midfielder after David Moyes asked about a short-term loan.
However, Lingard has so far impressed at London Stadium and seems to have found a new life.
Of course, Lingard claims that Solskjaer was not given a chance to prove himself after the first national shutdown.
However, United’s “loss” appears to be largely the Hammers’ gain.
As such, BBC expert Crooks believes that Lingard’s form since joining West Ham will leave Solskjaer questioning his own judgment.
“The way Jesse Lingard is playing for West Ham right now calls into question the wisdom of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to let him go to East London on loan first,” Crooks said. BBC Sport.
“David Moyes will know very well from his own Old Trafford days what the lad is capable of. He plays it in a role that perfectly suits the England international. When he’s in shape, and he is right now, his ability to transition from defense to attack is as good as I’ve seen in any player. He showed it beautifully against Sheffield United.
Of course, Manchester United have Bruno Fernandes to do that. But if something happened to him, they might be sorry they let Lingard out. “
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Lingard does not give up
Lingard he has scored twice in three games for West Ham as he looks to get his career back on track.
And the 24-time international star of England insists that he wants to enjoy his football again.
“First of all, I’m here to play, win and help the team, so I hope I can do that and we’ll see where we are at the end of the season,” he said. BT sport.
“It’s about playing with a smile on my face and enjoying my football and getting back to old Jesse.
“During the confinement, I recapitulated my best moments playing football: the season with José [Mourinho] where I scored all those goals and went to the World Cup and the season that Ole entered and started well.
“I started having that fire in my stomach and drove again to keep going. It would have been easy for me to fall down and take the easy option.
“But a person like me who has been through a lot and knows the game, I can’t just quit and I will always come out with a fight.”
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