Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that Jesse Lingard could still have a massive impact at Manchester United despite the arrival of Jadon Sancho.
Competition at United was already fierce, hence Lingard’s decision to spend the second half of last season on loan at West Ham, where he absolutely thrived. In 16 league appearances, the 28-year-old scored nine goals and provided four assists.
Following Sancho’s signing, that competition in attack is now likely to be even more fierce, but Windass is still backing Lingard to have a similar impact at Old Trafford this upcoming campaign.
Will Lingard stay at Manchester United?
The ex-Hull City star told TT:
“You can play [Marcus] Rashford as a nine, you can play Lingard as a nine, you’ve got Sancho who can play as a seven and 11 in the wide areas.
“So, yeah, I can see Jesse staying and making a massive impact for Man United next year.”
Whatever happens, United will surely end up playing a blinder. If Lingard stays and can replicate the sort of form he showed at the London Stadium, then that is some player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has on his hands.
If not and the England international is sold to the east London club, then United should receive a hefty fee given the season he has just had.
Ultimately, it is hard to see how the Red Devils can lose here.
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