NSL understands that West Ham are the only side to have shown concrete interest in signing Lingard, 28, on
loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.
Lingard has made just two starts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season and has failed to play a single
minute in the league during the current campaign, having fallen down the pecking order.
It is understood Solskjaer was keen to keep the 28-year-old at Old Trafford as he wants a big squad as they
attempt to compete for three trophies. However, after conversations between the pair, the United manager
reluctantly agreed to let Lingard leave on loan.
Solskjaer has omitted Lingard from 15 of their 19 league matchday squads and his West Ham counterpart David
Moyes named Lingard in his United pre-season tour squad in 2013. Lingard scored in United’s friendly win
against the A-League All-Stars in Sydney.
West Ham are seventh in the Premier League at the halfway stage and into the fifth round of the FA Cup, when
they will travel to the United next month.