Lingard was sent on loan for the last half of last season and he wasted no time impressing with the Hammers, scoring nine and assisting five in only 15 Premier League outings.
That sort of form means it’s no surprise that West Ham have an interest in signing the midfielder permanently, as cited by the Evening Standard.
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But consistent with a fresh report from Claret and Hugh, who are on the ball with West Ham news, a gathering 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 stay at Old Trafford for the approaching season but he has stayed quiet when asked about his future by teammates.
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has hinted at a United stay for Lingard, telling the Evening Standard: “He was one among 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 possess gone up within the estimation of his current club on the rear of that spectacular loan spell last season.