Forever in the corner. This is the shortest way to describe Jesse Lingard's role at Old Trafford. And he's been there since the beginning of his career. He knew to shine sometimes and show the skills of the students of the Manchester United school, but never constantly to settle in the lineup of the Red Devils.
As time passed, his minutes were reduced from season to season, so that this year he would be left without an opportunity in the Premier League. Realizing that he would have to continue, West Ham offered him a short-term solution in the form of a loan, which, after only three weeks since Lingard's arrival in London, seems like a complete success.
He scored two goals on his debut, he scored once in the previous round against Tottenham, and he scored and forced a penalty against Sheffield United. It looks like he did a great job. "A successful end to the season would mean many offers for Lingard.
At the moment I believe a large number of clubs would send an offer for Jesse and he will have a great choice of clubs to go to, not just West Ham." "I talked about this earlier and said I think Jesse should close the chapter at Manchester United because he hasn't been part of the team for years.
You see the smile on his face now, the way he plays, the confidence he has, "Rio Ferdinand pointed out on his YouTube channel FIVE.
The Manchester United legend does not question Lingard's football abilities.
"Several of my colleagues have said that he is not a quality for Manchester United. I have always claimed that Lingard is a player for United, a top footballer." Despite believing that Lingard has the quality for Manchester United, Ferdinand believes that the English midfielder should still think about changing the environment at the end of the season because things are unlikely to change after his return.
"He has that gleam in his eyes that I haven't seen in two years. How can he want to come back after experiencing this? He fit in right away and I can't imagine he wants to go back to Manchester United to play a reserve role."
"Because he will have to be a reserve for Bruno Fernandes in that position, but also on any wing. I'm not saying that he is not good enough, but that is my conclusion based on the selection of the team in previous seasons." "So I would leave the club" Ferdinand advises.