Man United’s Lingard completes move to West Ham


West Ham have signed Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan until the end of the season.

The Hammers have managed to secure a deal for Lingard after completing the permanent transfer of Said Benrahma from Brentford, therefore freeing up space for another loan signing at the club.

Lingard, who will wear the No 11 shirt at West Ham, has not made a Premier League appearance this season and will now link up with former United manager David Moyes.

United, who triggered a one-year extension on England international Lingard’s contract which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2022, decided to allow the 28-year-old to leave Old Trafford on a temporary basis before Monday’s transfer deadline.

“I’m excited,” Lingard told West Ham TV. “It’s another new chapter in my life. Nothing is guaranteed but I’ve come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main aim.

“I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch. There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move.

“I’ve obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I’ve played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team.”