Lingard tipped to quit Man United amid dressing room revolt - pundit
Noel Whelan has tipped Jesse Lingard to push for a move out of Manchester United this month with West Ham reportedly interested again.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker admitted there is no future for the 29-year-old at Old Trafford under new manager Ralf Rangnick.
Football Insider revealed last Saturday (1 January) that Man United stars are at loggerheads in the dressing room, with the friction including Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo’s lukewarm relationship.
As reported by the Mirror on Wednesday (5 January), Lingard is one of 11 players ready to leave Man United, with the dressing room morale said to have crumbled.
West Ham reportedly want to take advantage and sign the attacking midfielder on a permanent basis.
Whelan insisted there will be a queue of clubs who want to seal Lingard’s capture.
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He suggested the England international could try force a move away this month.
“He didn’t have a future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer either,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“The young man’s got to go. I think it’s a no brainer for anybody sitting there and watching Man United play at the minute.
“Watching him sitting there on the bench, Man United are not really setting the Premier League on fire and he’s still not getting a shot.
“So I think that says everything about what he needs to do and where he needs to go next. He needs to go to another club and reignite his career again like he did when he went to West Ham.
“There’ll be lots of suitors in there for him. He’s a fantastic player, a player that can score goals, works hard. He was back in the England squad when he was playing so well for West Ham.
“When you’ve had a taste of that and you’re playing week in, week out, scoring goals, back in England side and then all of a sudden you’ve been pegged back again, that’s your trigger that to get out of there.
“Get this move happening. Get back on that goalscoring trail. Start playing 90 minutes again for a Premier League, because it will be a Premier League side he goes to.
“There are loads of people out there that would love his services. I’m very, very sure of that.
Lingard has played 12 times across all competitions for Manchester United this season.
However, only two of those have come as starts.