Lingard '100%' wants out of Man United in January after two new developments - pundit
Kevin Phillips has claimed Jesse Lingard will want out of Manchester United in January after falling out of favour with England manager Gareth Southgate.
The former Sunderland striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 28-year-old could depart for a “similar scenario” to his West Ham loan last term.
Lingard was left as an unused substitute today (6th November) as United fell to a 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City.
The loss comes just days after Lingard was omitted from Southgate’s Three Lions squad.
According to Eurosport (November 5th), the 32-cap midfielder is open to leaving Old Trafford.
Lingard has netted twice for Man United in the Premier League this season, despite playing just 63 minutes.
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Phillips suggested a January exit will put the 28-year-old back in the hunt for a World Cup place with England.
“I think from Lingard’s point of view, he will want to leave the club in January – 100%,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“Even if it’s just a loan move, he can go out and play football as he did at West Ham. It’ll be a similar scenario to that.
“That will put him firmly back into the England fold with the World Cup coming up. There’s no surprise that Lingard isn’t in that squad, and he will be looking to move on in January.”
Lingard netted nine goals and registered five assists in 16 appearances for West Ham last season.
However, he missed out on a place in Southgate’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.