Solskjaer Confirms Man Utd Plans For Lingard With Sancho Deal will be made official in the coming days


Solskjaer Confirms Man Utd Plans For Lingard With Sancho Deal will be made official in the coming days

The attacking midfielder could stay at Old Trafford this season despite struggling for game time in the last campaign

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Jesse Lingard is in Manchester United’s plans ahead of the new season after high stat on loan at West Ham and that Jadon Sancho’s transfer is close on being unveiled this month.

Lingard played a tactical role for David Moyes’ side having gone on loan for half way of the last campaign after fighting for game time at Old Trafford due to the arrival of Bruno Fernandes’ pushing him down the squad order. 

With a new season on our sight and plenty of creativity in the attacking midfielder, Solskjaer said he is planning for the 28-year-old to be part of his squad going for the league challenges. 

Lingard played the secod half as Manchester United trashed Derby 2-1 in their first opening pre-season game on Sunday. 

“He came seven or eight days later than the rest but he’s a mentally fit boy. He’s a man, he played with a few experience boys but he’s one of the men,” Solskjaer spook on Sunday evening. 

“Jesse has come back, been bright, he wants to fight for his place and there’s nothing better than seeing players want to fight for their place. 

“What he did towards the end of last season, that’s the true Jesse, that’s what we know he’s capable of and I think we saw towards the end that we lacked some options at times and Jesse is in the plans at the moment, yeah.” 

West Ham were serious to make Lingard’s loan deal permanent but there was a wide gap in valuation between what the Hammers were willing to pay and what United valued him at. 

They retain their interest in the playmaker and there has also been interest from abroad from clubs in Spain and Italy.

United confirmed earlier this month they had agreed a deal for Sancho and Solskjaer gave an update on his imminent arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

“From what I understand only paperwork, small little details, hopefully we can announce something,” Solskjaer spook to the media 

“Let’s get all the paperwork done and get him over the line and then I can say what I truly feel about the player.”

Manchester as still working on a deal for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.

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