Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals his plans for Jesse Lingard

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has been one of the best players in the Premier League since moving to West Ham on loan in January, scoring eight and assisting four across nine games to help the Hammers stake a claim for a surprise Champions League berth.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he would welcome Lingard back at Manchester United when his loan deal at West Ham expires at the end of the season.

“Jesse has been brilliant since he left and I’ve answered this quite a few times,” Solskjaer said.

“Selfishly, we could have kept him because he’s always got a part to play, he’s a fantastic lad around the place, Man United through and through, never once did he moan or cause me a problem, he just worked really hard.

“He deserved a chance to play for more football – that’s why we let him go to West Ham because he deserves a chance for what he’s done throughout his life for Man United.

“Of course, we [will] welcome him back.”