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Manchester United hold meeting with midfielder and offer pay rise amid transfer links

Jessie Lingard is said to have held a meeting with Manchester United over his future amid links with a return to West Ham.

Lingard was sent on loan for the second half of last season and he wasted no time impressing with the Hammers, scoring nine and assisting five in just 15 Premier League outings.

That sort of form means it is no surprise that West Ham are interested in signing the midfielder permanently, as cited by the Evening Standard.

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But according to a fresh report from Claret and Hugh, who are on the ball with West Ham news, a meeting has taken place between United and Lingard where both parties put their cards on the table.

It’s also claimed Lingard has been offered a £30,000-per-week pay increase to remain at Old Trafford for the coming season but he has stayed quiet when asked about his future by teammates.

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Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has hinted at a United stay for Lingard, telling the Evening Standard: “He was one of the positives. He’s a Manchester United player and he wants to fight for his place.”

That’s bad news for West Ham with all stars now apparently pointing towards a United stay for Lingard, who seems to have gone up in the estimation of his current club on the back of that impressive loan spell last season.

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  1. I prefer Lingard to stay as one backup for Bruno. Bruno cannot always stay at the top of his game. Whenever the standard drop, you can always call Lingard. Besides, Lingard can deputise Bruno in cup games

    1. No good for Lingard as he needs game time if wants a chance to go to the world cup and being a back up doesn’t guarantee that. It is obvious he has no future at MU and it is time to move on to somewhere he will be a critical element of the team.

  2. Much as i like Lingard, he has to decide whether he wants to play regularly or not because he isn’t going to get it at United at the moment. I can’t see how 5 months with West Ham could make Ole see him as a starter when he wasn’t getting a sniff of a look in before his loan.

  3. Lingard should just move on and not listen to Solskjaer. Mourinho and Moyes know how to play Lingard. Solskjaer had no Idea of how to set his midfield. Just look at how he has destroy Donny vdBeek. Lingard has to move if he wants to succeed.

  4. Competition for places always make you a better player. Last season there were alot of games that Bruno failed. We should have lingard around to put Bruno on his toes or he take the place of Bruno and that will make United team stronger. Same as Shaw and telles.

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