EPL: Man United’s rival set to sign Lingard

West Ham manager, David Moyes has expressed the desire to give Jesse Lingard the opportunity to return to the club.

Moyes said he is hoping to sign the former England international, who is now a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest this summer.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder was on loan with the Hammers during the second half of the 2020–2021 campaign, where he scored nine goals in 16 appearances.

That purple patch almost helped propel the East London side into a Champions League qualification spot that campaign, while it was anticipated he would join on a permanent deal from Manchester United, where his contract was due to expire the following year.

However, Lingard remained at Old Trafford and eventually left his boyhood club at the end of his contract.

Moyes, in a chat with talkSPORT, said; “Jesse has been training with us for three weeks, and he has improved greatly since he first came in; he is in really good condition, much better than when he came in.

“When Jesse joined us a couple of years ago, he had that great run of form, and probably he made the difference for us getting into Europe for the first time. So, I want to give him a real opportunity to get back into condition and see how he does. He is back and getting much closer to the level of fitness we hoped he would be at.”