On the success of midfielder Jesse Lingard, who plays for West Ham, Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has commented.
In his debut match for the London side, Lingard scored a double.
“For Jesse, I am so grateful. We figured we had to do the right thing when we let him go, because Jesse was as professional as possible, very good, and he worked hard all the time. He has a fantastic personality. It was hard for me not to position him in the bid,’ Sky Sports told the coach.
“But I always told him when you get the chance, be ready. If not here, you’re going to find yourself somewhere else.’ You’ve seen the shape in which he is. He’s prepared perfectly. I’m very satisfied with him. I hope he continues to go in the same direction. Maybe when he has to pick the squad for the Euros, he’ll give Gareth [Southgate] a hard job. Gareth may call him up for the national team if Lingard maintains that form.
There’s a big fight in the England squad for a spot. If he’s in the same shape, why shouldn’t Jesse be there? He’ll prove himself perfectly at West Ham, if he plays like that, and get back into the England squad. I hope he’ll be able to get back to that level.”