The England international has snubbed the possibility of returning to West Ham this summer despite guaranteed chances to play. Lingard was determined to stay at Manchester United and prove his worth to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Lingard is now in the final year of his £ 100,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford and will be able to leave the club with a free transfer at the end of the season if no deal is reached.
The attacking midfielder has not started a game for Manchester United so far this season, but has scored twice and provided an assist in England’s victory over Andorra on Sunday.
There have been suggestions of a new take on West Ham in January if the United academy graduate doesn’t get the playing time he wants, although Vlasic’s form will also play a role in that decision. .
The 28-year-old wants assurances on playing time at his childhood club, fearing the lack of opportunities and playing time will affect his place in the England squad ahead of the World Cup. Qatar next year.
Asked about Lingard’s challenge to keep his place in the squad in the future, Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate said: “We know Jesse has a challenge and he knows he has a big challenge with the team. quality of attacking players at United.
“But they also have a lot of matches in different competitions, so I hope he can take that challenge and he will.
“He’s rebounded brilliantly over the past 12 months after a rough patch and he’s shown he has quality.”
The attacking midfielder is excited about Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Manchester United, but his return will only further limit opportunities to make Solskjaer’s starting XI.
“We are happy to have him [Ronaldo], the presence it brings, ”Lingard said this week. “It’s going to be the signing of the season for us.
“It is important [I get minutes at United], I have to keep working hard, do well in training and impress the manager. That’s all I can do. And when I have the chance to play, play well.
Lingard can talk to clubs abroad about a free transfer from January 1.