David Moyes clears Jesse Lingard transfer after Manchester United loan deal


West Ham manager David Moyes said he spoke to England boss Gareth Southgate before signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.

Lingard joined the Hammers of United towards the end of the January transfer window, on loan until the end of the season.

The England international found his first-team chances increasingly limited at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 28-year-old has made an impressive start to his career at West Ham, which is sure to please Southgate.

And it looks like Southgate has recommended that Lingard would be a good signing for Moyes.

“We also got a very, very good shout from Gareth Southgate on Jesse,” former United boss Moyes told BT Sport ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game with Manchester City.

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“I knew him (Lingard) and we knew he could do two or three roles.

“I had to add something else. I just felt we hadn’t created enough chances, we hadn’t scored enough goals. We were also without Micky (Michail Antonio) for a month or two at the during this period.

“I just thought Jesse could do a couple of roles.

“But he came in and he made a big difference.”

Lingard made his fifth appearance for West Ham against City at the Etihad Stadium. He had scored three goals and provided an assist in his last four outings.

The attacking midfielder has made more than 200 appearances for United. He was also selected 24 times by England and was part of the squad that reached the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.

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