KEY POINTS

  • Jesse Lingard admits to some level of frustration as he patiently waits for a big break
  • Lingard has a plethora of teams expected to try and lure him away from Old Trafford
  • Lingard is expected to be a hot commodity in the January transfer window

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United spent a majority of the past years on loan until he opted to stick with his boyhood club.

The 28-year-old midfielder almost got a permanent deal with West Ham United, a team he played for during the second half of last season.

David Moyes aired this publicly, but the English attacker opted to return to Old Trafford.

With just six months left in his current deal with Manchester United, his future will once again be in the air.

He is currently earning £75,000 ($103,000)-per-week, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is allegedly hopeful he stays with the Red Devils, Sky Sports reported.

However, Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridges alleges that 12 English Premier League teams may explore the possibility of acquiring Lingard when he spoke to Givemesport.

Although he did not delve into specifics, the only thing certain as far as he is concerned is that Lingard will be a hot name in the January transfer window.

For now, Lingard is still hoping to get the chance to show Solskjaer that he deserves a spot in the rotation.

He has so far scored two goals, one of them ironically a late winner against West Ham United since his loan spell came to a close.

Overall, Lingard has a total of 35 goals for Manchester United. Beyond the Red Devils, he has also made a good account of himself wherever he played.

That includes scoring nine goals at the London Stadium to go with five assists in 16 appearances.

Looking at his resume, Lingard has won three England caps since the season got underway in August. Aside from that, he has also netted twice in a World Cup qualifying clash against Andorra last month.

Of the teams linked to Lingard, Newcastle United is unsurprisingly at the top of the list.

Considering the newly-backed team is under new management, the Magpies have a list of player targets and it hardly comes as a surprise that Lingard is on it.

For now, Lingard is trying to be patient as he continues to wait. However, it appears that this early, there is frustration on his end.

In their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, October 24, he was not spared from the angry crowd.

Lingard, an unused substitute during that match, was spotted responding to a fan saying on a Twitter video: “I’m not on the pitch.”

The English midfielder clarified that the whole incident was not a case of a club supporter abusing him from the stands and that his response was a result of his frustration.

Jesse Lingard Jesse Lingard of Manchester United (C) controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group F match between BSC Young Boys and Manchester United at Stadion Wankdorf on September 14, 2021 in Bern, Switzerland. Photo: Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images